Definitions for "Hindustan"
northern region of India where Hinduism predominates.
literally the land of the Hindus. The word Hindustan was coined by Arab traders in the 6th century, they used the word 'Hindu' to refer to anyone not of the Muslim faith who resided in India. The Arab traders began to use the term Hindustan to refer to the sub-continent, it is a combintion of the word 'Hindu' and the term 'stan' or place.