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According to the Puranas, this country is known as Bharatavarsha after Bharata, the son of Rishabha.This has been mentioned in Vishnu Purana (2,1,31),Vayu Purana (33,52),Linga Purana (1,47,23),Brahmanda Purana (14,5,62),all using designation Bharata Varsha.
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Vishnu Purāna mentions:

ऋषभो मरुदेव्याश्च ऋषभात भरतो भवेत्।
भरताद भारतं वर्षं, भरतात सुमतिस्त्वभूत्।।
Bharatavarsha (India) arose from Bharata and Sumati arose from Bharata.
—Vishnu Purana (2,1,31)
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ततश्च भारतं वर्षमेतल्लोकेषुगीयते।
भरताय यत: पित्रा दत्तं प्रतिष्ठिता वनम ।।
(विष्णु पुराण, २,१,३२)
This country is known as Bharatavarsha since the times the father entrusted the kingdom to the son Bharata and he himself went to the forest for ascetic practices .
उत्तरं यत्समुद्रस्य हिमाद्रेश्चैव दक्षिणम्।
वर्षं तद् भारतं नाम भारती यत्र संततिः ।।
"The country (varṣam) that lies north of the ocean and south of the snowy mountains is called Bhāratam; there dwell the descendants of Bharata."
—Vishnu Purana
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The Srimad Bhagavat Purana mentions(Canto 5, Chapter 4)[36] - "He (Rishabha) begot a hundred sons that were exactly like him... He (Bharata) had the best qualities and it was because of him that this land by the people is called Bhârata-varsha"
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The realm of Bharata is known as Bharātavarṣa in the Mahabhārata (the core portion of which is itself known as Bhārata) and later texts. According to the text, the term Bharata is from the king Bharata, who was the son of Dushyanta and Shakuntala.
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Bharata Khanda (or Bharata Ksetra) is a term used in Hindu texts, including the Vedas, Mahabharata, Ramayana, to describe the geographic region that encompassed the modern countries of India,AFG,Bangladesh,Pakistan, Nepal, Bhutan, Sri Lanka & Burma
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The Sanskrit word bharata is a vrddhi derivation of Bharata, which was originally an epithet of Agni. The term is a verbal noun of the Sanskrit root bhr-, "to bear/to carry", with a literal meaning of to be maintained (of fire).
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The root bhr is cognate with the English verb to bear and Latin ferō. This term also means "one who is engaged in search for knowledge". Barato, the Esperanto name for India, is also a derivation of Bhārata...
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