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Subcontinent

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A landmass, such as India, that is of great size but smaller than a continent
I went to a a subcontinent over break.
Monsoon
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A strong wind that brings heavy rain to southern Asia in the summer.
The monsoon was crazy last year.
Plateau
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A flat area of land that is elevated,or raised ,above the land around it.
The plateau is my favorite physical feature.
Glaciers
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A huge mass of ice that slowly slides over a land area.
The glaciers in Colorado were breath taking.
Hinduism
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India's first major religion.
One of my friends believe in Hinduism.
Dharma
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One of the basic believes of Hinduism that stands for law,obligation,and duty
Dharma is a very important part in Hinduism.
Brahman
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In Hinduism,the one supreme power,or divine force,that everything is a part of.
Brahman is also very important in Hinduism.
deity
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In Hinduism ,the forms that represent the various qualities of Brahman.
I pray to my deity daily.
karma
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In hinduism ,the believe that how a person lives will effect there next live.
My karma is good, i hope that i will live in a very high class in my next life.
samsara
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In Hinduism, the believe in a continuous cycle of birth, death, and rebirth.
Samsara is very long and takes life times to leave the cycle.
Vedas
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A collection of Hindu sacred writings.
The vedas are very old.
Sanskrit
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an ancient language of India.
I learned how to write sanskrit
Brahman (ism)
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An ancient Indian religion in which the Brahmans {priest and religious scholars}are the dominant class.
I learned a about Brahmanism in school.
caste
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A class,or group in a Hindu society.
There is a caste in my society.
reincarnation
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The belief that a person soul is reborn into a new body after death.
Reincarnation is was interesting to learn about.
pilgrimage
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A journey to a holy place.
I went to a pilgrimage last month.
Buddhism
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a religion of India began by prince Siddhartha ,or the Budda
Buddhism is very cool to learn about.
Buddha
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A man originally named Siddhartha Guatama who lived in India from about 563 to 483bce
the Budda is very interesting to learn about.
Prince Siddhartha
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A person that has reached enlightenment.
Prince Siddhartha meditated for a long time to reach enlightenment.
ascetic
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A person that gives up worldly pleasures.
I saw a ascetic in a park.
alms
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Goods given to the poor.
Alms are very helpful to poor people.
Enlightenment
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The act of Enlightenment.
Some Indian people try to reach enlightenment.
Nirvana
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An ideal state of happiness and peace.
I will to to act nirvana
Unification
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People that are different unite.
I united with my friends.
Mauryan Empire
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An empire that flourished in India from about 322 to 187 bce.
I want to visit the Mauryan Empire.
edicts
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A command that is obeyed by law.
Edicts are very strong commands.
monk
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A holy man that devotes his time to religious practices


Monks devote a lot of there life to religious practices.