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Subcontinent

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A large subdivision of a continent.
India is a subcontinent.
Monsoon
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The seasonal wind of the Indian Ocean.
There is a monsoon in the summer and winter.
Plateau
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A land area having a level surface raised above joining lands on at least one side, and often cut by deep canyons.
India has many plateaus.
Glaciers
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An extended mass of ice fomed from snow falling
Glaciers formed the 5 great lakes in Michigan.
Hinduism
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Common religion of India.
Hinduism is the religon most people in India belive in.
Dharma
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The conformity to religious law, custom, or duty.
Dharma is one of the many belifes in India/ Hinduism.
Brahman
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A member of the highest class among the Hindus
Brahman is a member of the highest class to the Hindus.
deity
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A god or goddess
A deity is a god or goddess.
karma
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the good and bad of your life
Her karma is very good.
samsara
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A cycle of life, death, and re-birth
Hindus believe they will get stuck in a cycle called samsara.
Vedas
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A collection of Hindu sacred writings
Hindus sometimes read Vedas.
Sanskrit
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An ancient language of India.
Sanskrit is an ancient language of India.
Brahman (ism)
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An ancient Indian religion in which the Brahmins are the dominant class.
Hindus believe in Brahmansim.
caste
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A class,or group, in Hindu society
Brahmin is the highest up in the caste system.
reincarnation
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the belife that a person's soul is reborn into a new body after death.
Reincarnation is one of the many belifes of Hinduism.
pilgrimage
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a journey to a holy place
Pilgrimage is a journey to a holy place.
Buddhism
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a religion that began in India
In China peoples religion is Buddhism.
Buddha
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Awakened one
The Buddha is enlightened.
Prince Siddhartha
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A prince in India that became the Buddha.
Prince Siddhartha became the Buddha after being enlightened.
ascetic
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a person who gives up worldly pleasures.
Ascetics sometimes don't eat for several days.
alms
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goods given to the poor.
Alms help the poor.
Enlightenment
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finding deep truth and being free of suffering.
The Buddha wanted to reach enlightenment.
Nirvana
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an ideal state of happiness and peace
Nirvana means an ideal state of peace and happiness.
Unification
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People who are differnt coming together to unite.
The unification made everybody happy.
Mauryan Empire
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A place where the Maurya family ruled.
The Mauryan empire was ruled by the Maurya family.
edicts
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a command that is obeyed like a law.
An edict is a command that is obeyed like a law.
monk
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Definition: a holy man who devotes his life to religious practice
Sentence: Monkss wear orange robes.