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What does the word Hindu mean, anyway‪?‬ All About Hinduism

    • Hinduism

You’d think that the origin of the word we use in English for the world’s third-largest religion would be pretty easy to sort out.  And certainly we’d be using the word for the world’s oldest religion that the billion people who ascribe to it themselves call it. Well, it’s not so simple when it comes to Hinduism. Though the word Hindu today refers to a self-identified follower of the religion Hinduism, as we go back in time it all becomes a bit more complicated. 
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You’d think that the origin of the word we use in English for the world’s third-largest religion would be pretty easy to sort out.  And certainly we’d be using the word for the world’s oldest religion that the billion people who ascribe to it themselves call it. Well, it’s not so simple when it comes to Hinduism. Though the word Hindu today refers to a self-identified follower of the religion Hinduism, as we go back in time it all becomes a bit more complicated. 
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