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Old January 20th, 2016, 02:23 AM   #11

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Proper Name: Indiya
Known as Bharat and Hindustan by some Indians. Rather than neighbouring countries having different names, the Indians themselves seem to have various names for their own country.
India, originates from the Persian word Hindush, which comes from the Sanskrit derivative of Sindhu, which relates to the historical name of Indus river and its ancient civilization. Bharat, also recognised as an official term, is based on a theological figure in Ramayana, who was a legendary emperor.

May be India name came from Sindh River , Hindustan came from Hindi Speaking People.
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In Bangkok, Indian immigrants are concentrated around the area known as "Pahurat", as they believed that the name originated from "Bharat", which it doesn't - although the area called "Asok" does originate from the name "Ashoka".
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Korea - kankoku (written using a kanji that originally meant "China")
China - chugoku (meaning "Middle Kingdom")
Thailand - Tai
Vietnam - Betonamu
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Kambuja Desha is the best name for Cambodia used in its Hindu past..
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India, originates from the Persian word Hindush, which comes from the Sanskrit derivative of Sindhu, which relates to the historical name of Indus river and its ancient civilization. Bharat, also recognised as an official term, is based on a theological figure in Ramayana, who was a legendary emperor.

May be India name came from Sindh River , Hindustan came from Hindi Speaking People.
Yes, the name was used to refer to people living East of the Indus. Groups living west of the Indus were not included historically.
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In Japan:

Korea - kankoku (written using a kanji that originally meant "China")
Kan in kankoku is 韓. You thinked of 漢。
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It was called Solgo~Solho (probably from Shilla) by the Jurchen, IIRC, and the Mongols adapted their name from that.
Shilla still sounds pretty different to Solgo or Solho to me. What is the reason behind calling Korea 'rainbow land' though?
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Korea - kankoku (written using a kanji that originally meant "China")
You are confusing 漢 (Chinese Han) with 韓 (Korean Han). The two Han's are completely unrelated terms, it is merely a coincidence that they sound alike. The Korean Han comes from the obsolete word Han which means 'great'. No one really knows how the Korean Han was originally supposed to be pronounced but the transcription of the word into Chinese characters (Idu script) has resulted in the obscuring of the true pronunciation. There was no choice but to use the Chinese pronunciation of Han since the true pronunciation has been lost in translation.
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I don't know why they'd change it to "rainbow", though that is a pretty small change.

Shilla is the standardized form of the name. Other were Sara, Saro, Sŏna(bŏl), Sŏra(bŏl), Sŏbŏl, and Sŏya(bŏl), where -bŏl is a suffix meaning "village" that was part of the name of the village Shilla originated from.
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You are confusing 漢 (Chinese Han) with 韓 (Korean Han). The two Han's are completely unrelated terms, it is merely a coincidence that they sound alike. The Korean Han comes from the obsolete word Han which means 'great'. No one really knows how the Korean Han was originally supposed to be pronounced but the transcription of the word into Chinese characters (Idu script) has resulted in the obscuring of the true pronunciation. There was no choice but to use the Chinese pronunciation of Han since the true pronunciation has been lost in translation.
Well, I'm not a native speaker or writer of Japanese, but my dictionary tells me that 唐, 韓 and 漢 where all archaically used to refer to both China and Korea.
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