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Subcontinent

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an area that is of great size but smaller than a continent
India is a subcontinent.
Monsoon
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Heavy rains
Monsoons affect the growing season in India.
Plateau
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A flat land that is elevated above the surronding land.
I got lost on the Plateau.
Glaciers
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An icy peak
I hiked up the glacier.
Hinduism
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A very old and unike religion
When you first learn about Hinduism it can be confusing.
Dharma
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The laws of the Hindu religion.
Part of Dharma is to not kill cows.
Brahman
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The all powerful form in Hinduism
Acording to Hinduism, Brahman will live forever.
deity
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A minor form of Brahman
A deity isn't as powerful as Brahma.
karma
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All the good and bad things you do
Hindus try to improve their karma.
samsara
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The cycle of life, death, and Rebirth.
If you have good karma, you will get out of samsara.
Vedas
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The Hindu holy book.
The Vedas are written in Sanskrit.
Sanskrit
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An ancient launguage.
The Vedas are written in Sanskrit.
Brahman (ism)
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old idea where priests are the highest class
Brahmanism is very old.
caste
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The classing in Hinduism
The higher the class you are in, the better your life will be.
reincarnation
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rebith
Hindus believe in reincarnation.
pilgrimage
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a journey to a holy place
I took a pilmagride to Bethlehem.
Buddhism
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one of the world's major religions
Buddha founded Buddhism.
Buddha
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The enlightened one.
Buddha founded Buddhism.
Prince Siddhartha
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The founder of Buddhism
Prince Siddhartha was the Buddha.
ascetic
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A person who gives up all possesioons to discover why there is suffering.
Buddha became an ascetic.
alms
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An offering
The beggar had a bowl for alms.
Enlightenment
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understanding the world
Buddha reached enlightenment.
Nirvana
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the end of rebirth
Buddhists hope to reach nirvana one day.
Unification
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to make into a whole
The Mauryan empire started th unification of India.
Mauryan Empire
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The first empire to unify India.
The Mauryan empire started th unification of India.
edicts
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messages
Ashoka put up edicts all around India.
monk
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A holy person
Ther are many monks in Asia.