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Subcontinent


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a landmass, that is of great size but smaller than a continent.
India is a sub-continent to Asia.
Monsoon
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a strong wind that brings a lot of rain to south Asia.
Monsoon comes every summer to South Asia.
Plateau
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A flat area of land that is raised.
A table is like a Plateau.
Glaciers
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A large mass of ice that slowly slides over land.
Glaciers form in Antartica.
Hinduism
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Indias first major religion.
Hinduism is used by many people in India.
Dharma
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One of the basic beliefs of Hinduism. (law, obligation, duty)
Dharma is law,obligation, and duty.
Brahman
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in Hinduism, the one supreme power, or divine force, that everything is part of.
Brahman is widely used in India.
deity
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the form that represent various qualities of Brahman.
Deities are qualities of Brahman.
karma
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the belief of how a person's live could be affected in their next life.
Buddhism cares about their karma for their next life.
samsara
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the belief of birth, death, and rebirth.
Hindus believe in samsara.
Vedas
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a collection of Hindu sacred writings.
Hindus read from the Vedas every day.
Sanskrit
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an Ancient language of India.
India uses Sanskrit for their writing language.
Brahman (ism)
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an ancient Indian religion in which brahmins are the dominant class.
Brahmanism is the religion that has Brahmans be the highest class.
caste
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a class, group in Hindu society.
Caste is the different social groups.
reincarnation
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the belief that a persons soul is born into a new body after death.
People in the Hindu religions have reincarnation happen when they die.
pilgrimage
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a journey to a holy place.
They take pilgrimage once in their life time!
Buddhism
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a religion of India begun by the buddha.
Buddhism was started by Price Siddartha.
Buddha
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Prince Siddhartha is the man who began the Buddhism religion.
Buudha is Price Siddartha.
Prince Siddhartha
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The man who started the Buddhism religion.
Prince Siddatha worked for hie enlightenment. of becoming a Buddha
ascetic
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a person who gives up worldly pleasures.
An ascetic gives up his food and other pleasures.
alms
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goods given to the poor.
Ams are just some small things given to the poor.
Enlightenment
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finding deep truth and being free of suffering.
Enlightenment happened while Prince Siddartha fell asleep under a Bodhi tree.
Nirvana
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freedom from the endless cycle of personal reincarnations.
Nirvana keeps you from having your soul put into another persons soul.
Unification
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coming together.
Everyone has unifications in Buddhism.
Mauryan Empire
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an empire that flourished in India from about 322 to 187 B.C.E
Mauryan Empire is the greatest empire in India.
edicts
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external image insert_table.gifa command that is obeyed like a law.
Edicts are just like laws, the follow them like laws.
monk
Gabby_G_Monk.jpg a holy man who devotes his life to religions practices.----------------------A monk always practices religions.