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Define the term in your own words.
Use the word in a sentence that shows understanding of the word's meaning.
Subcontinent


A big peice of land but not the size of a continent.
india is a subcontinent.
Monsoon

A strong wind with lots of heavy rain.
There are many monsoons in the summer of Asia.
Plateau

An elavated and flat peice of land.
Plateaus are very tall but not quite mountains.
Glaciers

Icey mountains that run sometimes like waterfalls.
Michigan is not cold enough to have glaciers.
Hinduism

A polytheistic religeon based in India.
Many people believe in hinduism.
Dharma

A basic belief in hinduism.
To do your dharma well you have to follow and complete all of your religious duties.
Brahmanismgrace_w_brahmanism.jpg

An ancient indian religion
Hindus must worship Brahman often. It is part of the brahmanism religion in ancient india.
deity
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A form that represents some of the qualities of Brahman.
Hindus must honer the deities.
karmagrace_w_karma.jpg

The belief of how a persons life will affect their reincarnation or 2nd life.
You must have good karma to have a good next life.
samsara

The belief in a continuous cycle of birth death rebirth and reincarnation.
Samsara is an important belief in the hindu religion.
Vedasgrace_w_vedas.jpg

a collection of sacred hindu writings
Vedas are very sacred.
Sanskritgrace_w_sanskrit.gif

An ancient language used in ancient India.
People in ancient india used Sanskrit as a language.
Brahmangrace_w_brahman.jpg

The main god in the religion Hinduism.
Hindus must worship Brahman often
castegrace_w_caste-system.jpg

A group in the Hindu sivilization.
castes were a group of important people.
reincarnationgrace_w_blah_blah_blah_.jpg

A 2nd life.
You have to have good karma to have a good reincarnation.
pilgrimagegracie_whan_pilgrimage.jpg

A journey.
People go on pilgrimages to holy places. sometimes they take a very long time.
Buddhismgrace_whannnn_Buddhism-b.jpg

a religeon that was started by a man who became the enlightened one in india. his name is Prince Siddhartha.
A well known religion that started of in india.
Buddha

A man who was a prince who lived in india and started the religion of buddhism.
A very important person in the starting of the religion buddhism.
Prince Siddharthagrace_w_prince.jpg

The first man to become enlightened and became the Buddha who started The religion of buddhism.
Prince Siddhartha was an important person and the first ti become enlightened in the buddhist religion.
ascetic
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A person who has found the middle path or middle way in life.
to become an ascetic you must grow an understanding of the eightfold path.
alms

goods that have been given to the poor or underpriveledged.
a person begging on the street for example would most likely be one to reiceve alms.
Enlightenmentgrace_w_enlightenment1.jpg

an important step to becoming a buddha.
The Buddha was the first to reach enlightenment.
Nirvana
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The ideal state of HAPPINESS and of PEACE:)
Nirvana is one of the important things that a Buddha should have.
Unificationgracie_whan_unifiey.jpg

When something is made into a whole.
China had a unification.
Mauryan Empiregrace_qqqqqqqqqqqqqqq.jpg

An Empire in India.
The Mauryan empire was n important empire when king Ashoka was in reighn.
edicts
grace_whanedicts_of_ashoka_main.jpg

A command kindove like a law.
An edict must be obeyed.
monkgrace_whan_mmmmmmm.jpg

A man who devotes his life to religous practice. Monks are important people in the buddhist religion.