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Subcontinent

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a landarea, like India, is large but is also smaller then a continent.
India is very large and many people consider it a continent, but since it is too small to be one it is a subcontinent.
Monsoon
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A heavy wind that brings a heavy rain in the summer to southern Asia
When I went to visit souther Asia there was a Monsoon and I had to stay inside all day.
Plateau
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A flat land that is elevated, or above the ground around it.
The Tibetan Plateau is the tallest plateau in the world and is located in Tibet.
Glaciers
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A large block of ice located in very cold areas inside water.
The Titanic was sunk by a glacier becuase the glacier they hit was large and hard so it hit the ship.
Hinduism
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The first religion in India.
Most people in India are Hindu because that is Indias first religion.
Dharma
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A Hindus law, obligation, and duties in life.
If Hindus follow their dharma they will have a good karma and they will stop going through the cycle of life.
Brahman
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Divine forces that each control one aspect of the universe.
Brahmans only exist forever and control different aspects of the universe.
deity
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Different forms of Brahman.
The diety was very interesting.
karma
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The beleif that the way that people live can effect their afterlife.
If you follow your dharma you will have a good karma.
samsara
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The cycle of birth, death, and rebirth.
If you have a good karma you will stop going through samsara.
Vedas
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The Hindu sacred writing.
Hindus read vedas to learn about their culture.
Sanskrit
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The indian ancient language.
Indians in ancient times spoke sanskrit.
Brahman (ism)
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The divine force that everything is a part of.
Everyone is a part of Brahman.
caste
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A group, in the Hindu society.
The caste system is no longer alowed in India.
reincarnation
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The rebirth of a person into a different body.
Reincarnation is a part of samasara.
pilgrimage
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A journey made by Hindus to theyre holy place.
Many Hindus go on a pilgramage.
Buddhism
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A religon begun by the Buddha/ Prince Saddharta.
Many people in Asia are part of the religon Buddhism.
Buddha
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The Buddha is the person who started Buddhism and before he became the Buddha he was Prince Saddharta.
Prince Saddharta became the Buddha once he found out all the types of suffering.
Prince Siddhartha
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Prince Siddharta became the Buddha when he found out forms of suffering.
Prince Siddharta was never exposed to the types of suffering until he left his palace.
ascetic
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Someone that gives up all of their desires and pleasures to find enlightenment.
Prince Siddharta attempted to become a ascetic.
alms
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Donations from others for the poor.
Prince Siddharta brought a bowl for alms in the forest.
Enlightenment
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Finding deep truth and being free from of suffering.
The Buddha found enlightenment under the Bodhi tree.
Nirvana
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A state of happieness and peace.
The Buddha reached Nirvan and Enlightenment under the bodhi tree.
Unification
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To change.
Ashoka started the unifacation of India.
Mauryan Empire
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A place in India during 269-232.
The Mauryan empire was ruled by Ashoka.
edicts
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A command or law.
Ashoka wrote many edicts.
monk
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