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Subcontinent

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A part of land that is big but smaller than a continent
a landmass, such as India, that is of a great size bit smaller that a continent
Monsoon
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Heavy wind that carries rain to Asia
A strong wind that brings heavy rain to southourn Asia in the summer
Plateau
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A flat area of land
A flat area of land that is elevated, or rises above the land around it
Glaciers
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a large part of ice that slides over land
A huge mass of ice that slowly slides over a land area
Hinduism
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India's first religion
India's first major religion
Dharma
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a basic belief on hinduism
one of the basic beliefs of hinduism that stands for law, obligation, and duty
Brahman
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hinduisms force of power of everything.
in hinduism, one of the supreme power, or divine force, that everything is a part of.
deity
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in hinduism a form that represents its qualities
in hinduism, a form that represents the various qualities of hinduism.
karma
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how a person acts will backfire on them.
in hinduism, the belief that how a person lives will affect their next life
samsara
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the belief of birth,death, and rebirth
in hinduism, the belief of a continuous cycle of birth,death, and rebirth
Vedas
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a sacred writing
a collection of hindu sacred writings
Sanskrit
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one of the many languages of India
an ancient language of India
Brahman (ism)
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a power and or force that everything is part of.
in Hinduism, the one supreme power, or divine force that everything is part of.
caste
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a group that someone is put into determining who they marry.
a class, or group in Hindu society
reincarnation
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to believe in rebirth after you die
the belief that a person's soul is reborn into a new body after death
pilgrimage
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a journey
a journey to a holy place
Buddhism
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a religion in India
a religion in India started by Siddartha or the Buddha
Buddha
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a prince who lived in India and then moved from everything he knew into the forest and became the Buddha.
a man originally named Siddartha Gautama who lived in India from about 563 to 483 b.c.e and began the religion of Buddhism
Prince Siddhartha
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an ancient Indian prince who later became known as the Buddha
the personal name of the Buddha
ascetic
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a person who gives pleasures
a person who gives worldly pleasures
alms
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presents for poor people
goods given to the poor
Enlightenment
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to be enlightend is to be happy and pleased with life.
the act or means of enlightening or the state of being enlightened, or giving intellectual or spiritual light to.
Nirvana
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is to be happy
an ideal state of happiness and peace
Unification
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to make a whole
to make it into a whole
Mauryan Empire
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a place where people are ruled by a single person
a large territory in which several groups of people are ruled by a single leader or government
edicts
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a command like a law
a command that is obeyed like a law
monk
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