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Subcontinent

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a big land mass that is not as big as a continent
India is a very big land mass full on people of the Hindu religion.
Monsoon
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a very strong wind that brings water to Asia in the summer
The monsoon is a very imporant time for the people in Asia.
Plateau
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a flat land area or an raised area taller thatn the land around
People who live on mountain would live on a plateau.
Glaciers
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a very big amount of ice and snow that is over a land area
Their are many glaciers in Anartica.
Hinduism
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Indias majior religion
Their are many Hinduism people in India.
Dharma
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it stands for law,obligation,and duty
Dharma is very important in India.
Brahman
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in hinduism the supreme power,the divine force,everything that is part of
Braham was the most important person. He is who everyone prays to.
deity
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it is various qualites of Braham
Their are very many deity's in the lives of the people who believe.
karma
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the belief that if you are bad your life will affect the after life
If you have good Karma your after life will be great.
samsara
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the cycle of birth,death,and rebirth
When you die you will be reborn into Samsara.
Vedas
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the collection of the Hindu
writings that are sacred
The Vedas are what the people pray off of every day.
Sanskrit
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an ancient language of India
Many people in India still speak Sanskrit.
Brahman (ism)
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an ancient religion in which the Brahmins are the highest class
Many people want to be in the Brahamism class.
caste
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a class in the Hindu society
Their are very many castes in the Hindu Society.
reincarnation
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the belief that a persons soul is reborn after death
In Recarnation you must have good karma to be reborn to a human again.
pilgrimage
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a journey to a holy place
Many make the pilgramiage to India each year.
Buddhism
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a religion of India that begun by the Buddha
Buddhism is the religion that the people in India all practice.
Buddha
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a man named Siddhartha Gautama who began the religion of Buddhism
The Buddha is the leader who everyone prays to.
Prince Siddhartha
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also known as the Buddah
He was a prince who was very important to the people of India.
ascetic
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a person who gives up all of lifes plesures
Being an ascetic is a very impotant choice you make.
alms
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food or gifts given to the poor
Giving alms to poor people is what an ascetic will do.
Enlightenment
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it was the middle class that the Buddah wanted to be
The Buddha recieved Enightment on his 35th birthday.
Nirvana
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a state of peace and happiness
Many people are in Nirvana.
Unification
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to make a whole
The Buddha made Unification to the people in India.
Mauryan Empire
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an empire that flourished in India from 322 to 187 B.C.E
The Mauryan Empire played a very important role in India.
edicts
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a command that is obeyed like a law
Their are very many Edicts that the Budhist peoplre believe.
monk
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It is someone who is very holy.
Their are many monks in India.