How and when did people start using the name "India"?

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How and when did people start using the name "India"?

India has a vast history with different names at different points in time. When was the current name 'India' start being used?

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The name India is derived from Indus, which originates from the Old Persian word Hinduš. The latter term stems from the Sanskrit word Sindhu, which was the historical local appellation for the Indus River. The ancient Greeks referred to the Indians as Indoi, which translates as "the people of the Indus".

The name India is derived from word "Indus", which originates from the word Hinduš. First, The ancient Greeks referred to the Indians as Indoi, which translates as "the people of the Indus". and then after popular as "India"

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