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Subcontinent

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A smaller continet of a big continent.
India is a subcontinent of Asia.
Monsoon
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A strong wind that bring heavy rain to southern Asia in the summer.
Every summer a
monsoon adds
water to the
Brahmaputra river.
Plateau
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A flat area of land that rised above the land around it.
The Tibet- Qinghai is
the largest plateau in
the world.
Glaciers
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A huge mass of ice that slowley slides over a land area.
The water from the
range's Glaciers feed northern India's major rivers.
Hinduism
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A major religon in India.
Hindusim was India's
first major religon.
Dharma
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One of the basic belifes of Hinduism.
One of the belifes in
Hinduism in Dharma.
Brahman
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The one supreme power that everything is a part of.
One of the Belifes in
Hinduism is Brahman.
deity
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A god or goddess.
One of the Belifes in Hinduism is Deity.
karma
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Each person is rewarded or punished in one incarnation according to that person's deeds in the previous incarnation.
One of the Belifes in Hinduism is Karma.
samsara
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The endless cycle of berth deth and rebirth.
One of the Belifes in
Hinduism is Samsara.
Vedas
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The entire body of Hindu sacred writings among four books.
The early hindusim is
called Vedism, after
the Vedas.
Sanskrit
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There Indic language.
The sacred Vedas
was composed in the
ancient language of
Sanskrit.
Brahman (ism)
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The religious and social system of the Brahman.
Now Vedism is called
Brahmanism.
caste
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Any of the social divisions into which Hindu society is traditionally divided.
The brahmans well
organized society
is called the Cast
system.
reincarnation
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The belief that the soul, upon death of the body, comes backto earth in another body or form.
people can escape
the cycle of
reincarnation.
pilgrimage
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A journey, especially a long one, made to some sacredplace as an act of religious devotion.
The indians times
connect with the
Brahmans by going
on journeys called
Pilgrimages.
Buddhism
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a religion originated in India by Buddha.
Buddhism began
in India.
Buddha
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Indian religious leader.
Buddha means
"Awakened One".
Prince Siddhartha
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A person who has reached enlightment. (Buddha).
Prince Siddhartha
was the buddha.
ascetic
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A person who dedicates his or her life to a pursuit ofcontemplative ideals.
Prince Siddhartha
was ans ascetic.
alms
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Money, food, or other donations given to the poor or needy.
He kept a small
bowl for Alms.
Enlightenment
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The act of enlightenment.
Prince had reached enlightenment.
Nirvana
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Freedomfrom the endless cycle of personal reincarnations.
He reached Nirvana.
Unification
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The process of unifying or uniting.
King Ashoka used
buddhist values to
Unify India.
Mauryan Empire
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An empier that flourished in india from about 322 to 187 B.C.E.
They united India the
first time under the
Mauryan empire.
edicts
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A command that is obeyed like a law,
He spred the buddha
beliefs through edicts.
monk
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A holy man that devotes his life to religious practice.
He lived in poverty and traveled with monks.