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Explanation: Hinduism is generally translated as "Hindu Dharma", but I would like to also propose "Sanatan Dharma".
In general conversation, the word "Dharma" is used to mean religion, but it means much more than that.
The word Dharma is derived from the root DHR- to hold- and its etymological meaning is ‘that which holds’ this world, or the people of the world, or the whole creation from the microcosm to the macrocosm.
There is no proper equivalent word in English for the Sanskrit term Dharma. Thus Dharma is defined often as the principle of holiness.
"Sanantan" means forever, and in any theological discussion, it would be appropriate to use "sanatan dharma" rather than "hindu dharma".
Hope that helps!
Lectures by Sri Vivekananda on religion Native Hindi Speaker