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proper noun 
  1. The territory east of the river Indus and south of the Himalaya mountains (formerly also known as Hindustan)
  2. Country in South Asia (Bharat). Official name: Republic of India.
  3. Formerly applied to America, also pl. Indies (obsolete)
  4. The letter I in the ICAO spelling alphabet.
Etymology: From Greek á, via Latin , derived from á, the Indus River. á itself comes from the (Pers.) (FAchar, ÙÙ) (Hend) (in Sanskrit sindhu, river). English in the 9th century (in King Alfred's translation of Orosius), and again since the 17th century.


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