What is the meaning of the word Hindustan?

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Proper noun
  1. (obsolete) The northern region of India, in which the predominant religion is Hinduism.
  2. An alternative name for India (the whole country).
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It was like a journey from the fjords of Norway to the jungles of Hindustan.
Derajat, a commissionership of Hindustan, in the west of the Punjab, occupying part of the valley of the Indus.
Among the earliest of the birds to forsake the plains of Hindustan are the grey-lag goose and the pintail duck.
The Mughal Empire was an Islamic Persianate imperial power that ruled most of the area as Hindustan by the late 17th and early 18th centuries.
I inched along between the bulbous Hindustan Ambassador car on the left and doorsteps, skinny woman, a pot on my right, my head out the window, riding the clutch.
The Turks and Afghans who served in the Moghul Army are believed to have brought this dish to Hindustan.

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