The word ‘Hindu’ as reference to the people of Hind (India) was first used by: [UPSC Civil Services Exam Prelims – 1995]
(a) the Greeks
(b) the Romans
(c) the Chinese
(d) the Arabs
(d) The name of India is a corruption of the word Sindhu. Sindhu is the name of the Indus River, mentioned in the Rig- Veda. Neighboring Arabs, Iranians uttered ‘s’ as ‘h’ and called this land Hindu. Greeks pronounced this name as Indus.