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Subcontinent

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A large mass of land that is smaller than the continent.
INdia is a subcontinent.
Monsoon
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strong wind that brings rain to asia in the summer.
the monsoon flooded my basement.
Plateau
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A flat elevated piece of land.
I live on a plateau.
Glaciers
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large amounts of ice that slowly slides over a piece of land.
The glaciers made the Great Lakes.
Hinduism
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India's first major religion.
I study the religion hinduism.
Dharma
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One of the basic beliefs of hinduism.
I have good Dharma.
Brahman
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The one supreme power.
Brahman lives forever.
deity
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The various quality's of brahman
Deity is Brahman.
karma
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The way a person lives will affect their life.
I have a good life so i have good karma.
samsara
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The belief in a continuous cycle of birth,death and rebirth.
If i am bad I will be reborn as an animal.
Vedas

A collection of hindu sacred writing.
The vedas is very sacred.
Sanskrit

An ancient language of India.
the vedas is on sanskrit
Brahman (ism)

An ancient religion in which the brahmins are the dominant class.
A brahman will not marie below its class.
caste

A class in hindu society.
The caste system is very important.
reincarnation

The belief that a soul is reborn.
A person can be reborn as an animal.
pilgrimage

A journey to a holy place.
A pilgrimage is very important too the religian.
Buddhism

A religion of India that was started by prince siddhartha.
Prince siddhartha is very important to buddhism.
Buddha

The man who started buddhism.
Buddha is the enlightend one.
Prince Siddhartha

The founder of buddhism.
It took meany years to become enlightened.
ascetic

A person who gives up worldly pleasures.
Ascetics would not get much food, sleep, and no shealter.
alms

Goods given to the poor.
ascetics would colect alms.
Enlightenment

It means you will no longer be reborn.
The buddha is enlightened.
Nirvana

An idea states of happiness and peace.
Nirvana is a belief or idea.
Unification

To make into a whole
You unify silly putty.
Mauryan Empire

An empire that flourished in India.
The Mauryan Empier was the largest empire of the time.
edicts

A comand that is obayed like a law
An empire said there where new edicts
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