Why Is It Called an Index Finger?

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Thumb, index, middle, ring, and pinky are the names of your fingers. Why is your second finger next to your thumb called an index finger? The index finger is also referred to as the pointer finger. Index means to point out and this is why your pointer finger is also called 'index finger'.
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