Is the word 'Hindu' mentioned in any Sanatan scriptures?

Because there is lot said and lot to be said on the word Hindu. I went through different old literature but did not find the word Hindu.


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Ancient Persians/Greeks referred to people living beyond Sindhu (Indus) river as Sindhus, which over time, morphed into 'Hindu'.

  • Linking wikipedia is not a reliable source. You should cite some authoritative sources.
    – Pandya
    May 29, 2019 at 4:45
  • Actually the word "Hindu" is a derogatory word and it is mentioned by Iranian traveller and Polymath Al'Biruni in his notes when he came to India with Khilji. The word is a geographical description and not a religious one. The word means thief 'dog,' 'low life', 'slave', defeated in the persian language. Oct 5, 2022 at 22:21
  • @pankajdoharey - lol.. that's not the meaning of the word. that might be their mindset. like how we associate Muslims as terrorists. It doesn't mean the word Muslim itself means terrorist.
    – ram
    Oct 6, 2022 at 1:29
  • @mar No, According to the Persian dictionary Lughat e' Kishori it quite literally means what i said. It is not by association, it is the meaning they have written in the dictionary. Oct 18, 2022 at 15:09
  • @pankajdoharey - post link to persian-english dictionary which has your meaning
    – ram
    Oct 19, 2022 at 20:15

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