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Subcontinent

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A highly populated large area that is connected to a continent
India is a subcontinent
Monsoon
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A large, long-lasting storm in India
India has a long lasting monsoon
Plateau
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a large area of land
large areas of land with many physical features
Glaciers
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large mountians covered in snow and ice
many glaciers are found in older places
Hinduism
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a large world religion
many people in the world follow hinduism
Dharma
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your jobs and duties within your caste
there different dharmas for different people
Brahman
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an all powerful being
Brahman is a part of everything
deity
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faces of brahman
many forms of brahman
karma
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What decides if you are good or bad based off your actions
karma decides of your good or bad
samsara
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the continuious cycle of birth, death and rebirth
eventually you can ecape samsara
Vedas
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Hinduisms sacred text
vedas is an ancient holy book
Sanskrit
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the ancient language
indian people used to write in sankrit
Brahman (ism)
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being a spiritual leader
brahmanism is to be a spiritual leader
caste
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your social class
there are 4 main castes
reincarnation
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coming back to life
Hindu people believe in reincarnation
pilgrimage
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a journey to a certian place
Hindu people are supposed to take a prilgrimage once in their life
Buddhism
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a major world religion started in India
Buddism is many peoples religion
Buddha
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The founder of Buddism
the founder of buddism is buddha
Prince Siddhartha
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the man that was Buddha before he found enlightenment
prince siddhartha was buddha after he found enlightenment
ascetic
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people who give up much to try and find enlightenment
people woh give up much are to become enlightened are usually ascetic
alms
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a bowl carried by the poor for donations
many poor people carry alms
Enlightenment
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when you find peace and understanding of everything around you
enlightenment is when you find peace
Nirvana
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the state where you feel no suffering or pain
few become part with the nirvana
Unification
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becoming one
people try and unify themselves
Mauryan Empire
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an intense and powerful empire
the mauryan empire was very strong and powerful
edicts
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an official order
people use edicts to confirm something
monk
a very religious man
a Monk is usually wearing orange
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