American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
From Persianهندو (Hindū, “Indian, Hindu”), from Middle Persian hndwk' (Hindūg, “Indian”), from hnd (Hind, “India”), from Old Persian (hindu-, “India”), from Sanskritसिन्धु (síndhu, “river, stream; Indus”), from Proto-Indo-Iranian*sindhu (“river”).
Hindu Sentence Examples
The rapid and amazing success of the Mahratta confederation rendered it the largest Hindu power that ever existed in India.
no need of preparation of a place of sacrifice; but the Hindu chose, each for himself, the site of his altar.
by the Hindu Kush.
Their religion was pagan, being quite distinct from Buddhism; but in Assam they gradually became Hinduized, and their kings finally adopted Hindu names and titles.
It marks the first meridian of longitude in Hindu geography.