According to Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan President of India (1962-67) “the term Hindu had originally a territorial and not creedal significance. It implies residence in a well-defined geographical area.”
“ And before this kingdom of Guzerate fell into the hands of the Moors, a certain race of Gentios whom the Moors called Resbutos dwelt therein.” Reference – Duarte Barbosa, ed. Dames, Vol. I, p.109 cited in Asia, p.167.n3
“Os gentios do reino de Goa sao mais validos que os so reino de Cambaia.” Reference A Suma Oriental de Tome Pires.Ed Armando Cortesao, 1978.p.212-218.
“The original of this petition to Charles II is signed by 225 of the principalest inhabitants of this Island, viz.123: Christians and 84 : Gentuis, 18: Moores”- Reference Anglo-Portuguese Negotiations relating to Bombay 1660-1677 (OUP) By S.A Khan,p.453