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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'. Wikipedia source

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