Derivation of word "Hindu"

jacob.baltuch at jacob.baltuch at
Tue Jun 17 18:41:45 UTC 1997

>Through the Achaemenids
>the name was also adopted in such languages as Akkadian, Elamite,
>Egyptian, Aramaic (HendA) and Hebrew (Hoddu in Esther, I Maccabees and

(I'm just nitpicking but) this is the first time I hear of a Hebrew
version of I Maccabees.

As long as we're dealing with names for India, any conjectures out
there as to the etymology of "meluhha" the Sumerian name for India?

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