That the names Hinduism was given by foreigners means nothing. After all, "India" is a foreign-origin name. Sanatana Dharma by definition extends back to the remotest past and would live forever. Is Hinduism different in this regard?

  • In modern times, "Hinduism" is a geographical wrapper around "SanAtana Dharma".
    – iammilind
    Apr 13, 2018 at 0:16
  • That makes no sense - Hindus are all over the world.
    – S K
    Apr 13, 2018 at 0:22

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Hinduism is an exonym, while Sanatana Dharma is an endonym. (Reference) Beyond that, there is no difference.

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