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Subcontinent

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a large counrty touching a lot of water
India is a subcontinent of Asia
Monsoon
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a very hard, long, and powerful rain
they have monsoons in india
Plateau
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There is a plateau in India it's called the "Deccan Plateau".
Glaciers
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a big chuck of ice formed together
there are lots of glaciers
Hinduism
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Hinduism is a religion a lot of people believe in
Dharma
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Dharma is in Hinduism.
Brahman
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Brahman is part of Hinduism
deity
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a God
hinduism has multiple god called deities and one god is a deity
karma
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If you were good in past lives you will be rewarded in the ones to come.
samsara
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the cycle of birth, death, and re-birth in Hinduism
Samsara is very important in Hinduism
Vedas
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Vedas are holy to people
Sanskrit
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Sanskrit is a way of writing
Brahman (ism)
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Brahmanism is important.
caste
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The caste system put's people in there varna.
reincarnation
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reincarnation is when you are reborn
pilgrimage
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people are in pilgrimage's
Buddhism
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Buddhism is a religion
Buddha
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Buddha's are very rare to see
Prince Siddhartha
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Prince Siddhartha was very important to Buddhist people
ascetic
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Someone who is becoming a buddha
alms
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Enlightenment
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When you give up all cravings and you don't suffer ever
Nirvana
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When you have reached total enlightenment and escape from the cycle of life, death, and rebirth
Unification
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unification is when you unite with people
Mauryan Empire
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The Mauryan empire ruled india
edicts
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King Ashoka had many edicts
monk
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