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Subcontinent

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A large contained peice of land.
A example of a subcontienet is India.
Monsoon
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A intense wind that brings large amounts of rain to southern Asia particularly in the summer.
The monsoon passes over southern Asia.
Plateau
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A elevated peice of flat land.
While climbing a moutain we decided to rest on a plateau.
Glaciers
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A mountain made of ice and snow.
The lakes around Michigan were formed by glaciers.
Hinduism
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A religion bassed in India.
While in India I witnessed the religious rituals of Hinduism.
Dharma
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A law of the Hinduism religion that means law,obligation,and duty.
If you practice Hinduism you belive in dharma.
Brahman
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A superior power that is a part of everything in the Hindu religion.
In Hinduism people pray to Brahman.
deity
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A deity represents the various forms of brahman.
There are many diffrent types of deities.
karma
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The beilef in Hindu religion that the way you live your life now will effect how you will live your after life.
You should live your life well or karma will get you in the feature.
samsara
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The continues cycle of birth, death, and rebirth.
Hindus believe in samsara.
Vedas
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Hindu sacred writings.
In a temple Hindu people read froms vedas.
Sanskrit
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A language used in India in anceint times.
The anceint indians spoke sanskrit.
Brahman (ism)
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A ancient Indian religion in which the Brahmins (priests and religous scholars) are the dominant class.
Brahmanism is one of the castes.
caste
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a group or class in Hindu society.
Europeans came up with the name caste.
reincarnation
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The beilef that after death a persons soul is carried on.
I think I am going to be a panda after my reincarnation.
pilgrimage
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A voyage to a holy place.
Many Hindus go on many pilgrimages in there life time.
Buddhism
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A religion originated in India by Buddha or Prince Siddhartha.
Buddhism is one of India's main religions.
Buddha
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A prince named Siddhartha that originated Buddhism.
Buddha's real name is Prince Siddartha.
Prince Siddhartha
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A prince named Siddhatha Gautama that lived in India and originated Buddhism.
Prince Siddhartha in a palace with much wealth.
ascetic
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A persons who gave up worldy pleasures.
Prince Siddhartha became a ascetic .
alms
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Small gifts of food and
change.
Homeless people usually get alms.
Enlightenment
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Understanding of life and self peace.
Buddha had to go through many things to reach enlightenment.
Nirvana
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A state of happieness and peace.
Many buddist reach nirvana.
Unification
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uniting, or coming together.
The unification of China was when they merged there goverment and culture.
Mauryan Empire
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An empire in India from about 322 to 187 B.C.E.
The Mauryan family united India for the first time under the Mauryan Empire.
edicts
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A command that is obeyed like a law.
To spread valuse to other people, people use edicts.
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