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HOAX: 1. #India is #named after #independence & is #acronym for “ #Independent #Nation #Declared In #August ”
2. This article says Nehru Got it changed – http://hindutva.info/bharat-to-india/

TRUTH: The name “India” is based on Indus Valley Civilization and was used in earlier centuries, prominently in 17th century i.e. even before Britishers came. They used name East India Company before too.

1. http://www.ancient.eu/article/203/
2. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Names_of_India https://www.facebook.com/SMHoaxSlayer/photos/a.147357335599672.1073741828.140690692933003/318356898499714/?type=3

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