|Definition||:||the name India is derived from the “Indus” river|
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What does India mean?
The name India is derived from the Indus river. The name of Indus river in ancient Sanskrit is Sindhu. The Greeks used to refer the country as the other side of river Indus (“Indoi” in Greek), hence they referred Indians as Indoi, which translates as “The people of the Indus”.