WORD HIN - YAN ORIGINATED FROM HIN-DU , NATIVE COMMONERS OF INDIA
Videshi Brahmins have been making a propaganda that Hindu is a Arabian word meaning dog, inferior etc to spread enmity of Hindus against Muslims.
But the word Hindu is very old being in use by commoners of India for them. Even book named Indica was written by Greeks in BC 250-300 period. This will prove that Indica or Hindica was a very old word. We need not bother for Vedas and other books which were written in Gupta period where the sole aim of Videshi Brahmins was to glorify heather to non existing in Hindu society and foolish ideology of Varnas and castes and untouchability.
Buddhas teaching was for common people and this lead a conflict between affluent and common people.
After Mahaparinirvan of Buddha, Commoners and Affluent like some Brahmins who converted to Buddhism stated giving no respect to Commoners who were Hindus who accepted Buddhism en-mas.
Hin word was used for those commoner Hindus who followed Buddhism. Hinyan is referred to for common people even now. This Commoner Buddhism is now called as Therwad also which is mostly found in Srilanka, Thailand, Burma etc.
Word Hindu is our Native ancestral word meaning both Country and People. We are proud of this word Hindu , it means Commoner Native Indian.