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Subcontinent

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A landmass that is in great size but smaller than a continent
India is a very popular subcontinent.
Monsoon
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A strong wind that brings a heavy amount of rain to southern Asia in the summer time
I heard the Monsoon is a time to wear a jacket.
Plateau
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A flat area of land that is above the ground around it
I think I have been to a plateau before.
Glaciers
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A huge mound of ice that slides over a land area
A glacier sank the Titanic.
Hinduism
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India's first major religion
India's main religion is Hinduism.
Dharma
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One of the basic beliefs in Hinduism which stands for law, obligation, & duty
A lot of people follow dharma in Hinduism.
Brahman
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The one supreme power where the belief is that the universe is created, destroyed, and recreated
Brahman is a very important belief in Hinduism.
deity
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The forms that represent the qualities of Brahman
Deities are like multiple gods.
karma
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The good and the bad somebody does that will represent how well they will live in their rebirth which is a belief in Hinduism.
Karma is a very important belief in Hinduism.
samsara
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The continuous cycle of birth, death, and rebirth
Samsara is a very important belief in Hinduism.
Vedas
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A certain collection of Ancient Hindu writings
The Vedas are very important writings in the Hinduism religion.
Sanskrit
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An ancient language of India
Sanskrit was used back when Hinduism just started to be a religion.
Brahman (ism)
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An ancient Indian religion when priests and religious scholars are the highest class in the caste system
Brahmanism is a religion I am learning right now in Social Studies.
caste
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A class or group in a Hindu society
The caste system is like where you are in your community.
reincarnation
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The belief that a persons soul renters a new body after death
Reincarnation is basically part of the cycle of samsara.
pilgrimage
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A journey to a holy place
The people in ancient India did have a pilgrimage.
Buddhism
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A religion that started in India and traveled to other countries
Buddhism is one of the most major religions.
Buddha
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A person who gives up all cravings and is the enlightened one
Prince Siddhartha was a buddha.
Prince Siddhartha
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A buddhist prince who gave up all cravings and became an ascetic
Prince Siddhartha became a buddha..
ascetic
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A person who gives up all worthy pleasures
Prince Siddhartha gave up all cravings and became an ascetic.
alms
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The goods that are given to the less fortunate
Prince Siddhartha collected alms as an ascetic.
Enlightenment
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To end the ways of all suffering
Prince Siddhartha reached enlightenment.
Nirvana
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An ideal space of happiness and space
Nirvana is one of the things that you must do to become an ascetic.
Unification
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To make into a whole
King Ashoka used Buddhist values to unify India.
Mauryan Empire
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An empire that ruled in India from about 322 B.C.E to 187 B.C.E
The Mauryan Empire was a very powerful person in India during the time .
edicts
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A command that is obeyed like a law
King Ashoka had 4 edicts.
monk
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