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Subcontinent

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A landmass such as India that is of great size but smaller than a cintinent.
India is a subcontinent.
Monsoon
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A strong wind that brings heavy rain to southern Aisa in the summer.
All monsoons come to Aisa during the summer.
Plateau
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A flat arof land that is elevated or raised above the land around it.
Most plateau's are in valley's.
Glaciers
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A huge mass of ice that slowly slides over a land area.
Glaciers are really cold.
Hinduism
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india's first major religion.
Hindism is very important to Indian's.
Dharma
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One of the basic beliefs of hinduism that stands for law obligation and duty.
Indian's always have to do their dharma.
Brahman
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In Hinduism thesupreme power , or divine force that is apart of.
Brahman will always exist.
deity
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Hinduism the forms that represent the various qualities of Brahman.
In the Idian religion there will always be a deities.
karma
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Hinduism the beleif that how a person lives it will affect their next life.
If you do good things good things will come back to you if you do bad things bad thjings will come back to you.
samsara
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Hinduism beleif in a contious cycle of birth death and rebirth.
Samsara is just mostly a cycle of life.
Vedas
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A collection of Hindus sacred writing.
i wonder how vedas looks.
Sanskrit
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AN ancient language of India.
How did Sankirt sound?
Brahman (ism)
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An ancient Indian religion in which the Brahmins are dominant class.
Most Brahmins are eithe rpreist or religous scholars.
caste
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A class or group in hindu society.
I never knew that there was a caste system in Hinduism.
reincarnation
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The beleif that a person's reborn into a new bodyafter death.
I always thought that reincarnation was weird.
pilgrimage
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a journey to a holy place.
The oilgrams went on the Mayflower for a pilgramage.
Buddhism
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A religionof India begun by Prince Siddhartha or the Buddha.
Siddhartha was a great prince.
Buddha
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A man originally named Siddhartha Gautama who lived in India from about 565 to 483 B.C.E and began the religion of Buddhism.
A prince who lived from 565 to 483 B.C.E.
Prince Siddhartha
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The Buddha.
A prince who lived from 565 to 483 B.C.E.
ascetic
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A person who gives up worldly pleasures.
Prince Siddhartha became an ascetic when his dad let him travel more.
alms

Goods given to the poor.
Lots of people give good things to the poor.
Enlightenment
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Nirvana
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An ideal state of happiness and peace.
To always to be happy and have peace.
Unification
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The merging of Chinese government and culture that occurred during the reign of Qin Shihuangdi.
Almost to the Chinese government.
Mauryan Empire
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An empire that florished in India from about 322 to 187 B.C.E.
A smart empire.
edicts
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A command that is obeyed like a law.

monk
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