Wrong on WhatsApp
The following false message about India and origin of its name.
The message reads like:
America is called America in English
China is called China in English
Japan is called Japan in English
Brazil is called Brazil in English
Australia is called Australia in English
Even, Pakistan is called Pakistan in English
Then why is Bharath (Name of India in Hindi Language) called India in English?
Because, according to Oxford dictionary,
I – Independent
I – In
SHARE THIS MESSAGE PROUDLY AMONG OUR INDIANS. THIS MESSAGE SHOULD REACH EVERY INDIAN.
FEELING PROUD FOR BEING AN INDIAN.
I was like:
This is one of the most annoying texts forwarded blindly on WhatsApp.
The actual reason why India is called so is clearly fathomed from the below given link.
Check it out if you wish to know
Now I almost stopped (force-stopped) believing any stuff on WhatsApp. ‘cause I can’t open Google all the time when ever I get a forwarded message to check its authenticity. Tired and vexed!
Edit suggested by Vansh Gupta
- India has many name due to its long and prosperous history.
Bharat:- Name is derived from the ancient Indian texts upon legendary Hindu king Bharata. and official sanskrit name.
Hindustan:- Means Land between Himayalaya ‘HI’ and sindu river ‘indu’ given by Persian
India:- Denotes region beyond Indus river given by western countries
Aryavarta:-Name for india in classical Sanskrit Literature. Land of the Aryas (nobel men).
Jambudvip: Used in ancient scriptures for the name of India before Bharata became the official name scriptures began using.
Tianzhu:-Chinese name for ancient India, translates roughly to “heaven center”
Tenjiku:- Japanese name for pre-morden era .Tian, means “heaven”, while, jiku, means: “the center of”.
There are many countries who also have english as well as their native name:
Some of the prominent are:
1. Japan: Nihon and Nippon
2. North Korea: Choson
3. South Korea: Hanguk
4. Cambodia: kampuchia
5. China : Zhongguo
6. Eygpt : Misr
7 Austria : Oesterreich
8. Germany : Deutschland
9. Greece: Hellas
10 Hungari: Magyarorszag
11. Poland: Polska
12. Spain: Espana
13. Switzerland: Schweiz