Sindu river name

Lakshmi Srinivas lsrinivas at YAHOO.COM
Fri Oct 22 14:32:06 UTC 1999

--- Swaminathan Madhuresan <smadhuresan at YAHOO.COM>

>   I have suggested elsewhere that the very name for
> the region of Sindh, and
> the original name of the Indus river (OIA sindhu-,
> which lacks any other
> plausible etymology), may be connected with this
> Dravidian word for "date"
> (Southworth forthcoming[b]."

Another etymology of interest for sindhu is Burushaski
Sinda "water". cf J. Harmatta in "Archaeology of South
Asia", 1989. Also, M Witzel in Indology archives.



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