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Subcontinent


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A Landmass that is of great size but smaller than a continent.
India is a subcontinent.
Monsoon
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Heavy wind that carries rain to asia.
A Monsoon happens in the summer.
Plateau
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A flat area of land that is raised.
A sandbar is an example of a plateau.
Glaciers
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Huge masses of ice that slowly move over a area of land.
In the ice age their were many glaciers.
Hinduism
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India's first big religion.
Hinduism is one of the world's big religions.
Dharma
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One of the key beliefs in Hinduism.
Dharma stands for law, obligation, and duty.
Brahman
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The one supreme power, or divine force, that is apart of everything.
I've learned that brahman has different faces.
deity
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The forms that represent the various qualities of brahman.
Deities are qualities of brahman.
karma
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The belief that how a person lives will affect their next life.
People that are Hindu care about their karma.
samsara
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The belief in a continuous cycle of birth, death, and rebirth.
Hindu's go through the cycle of Samsara many times.
Vedas
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The most ancient Hindu scriptures.
The Vedas is Hinduism's holy book.
Sanskrit
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One of Hinduism's first languages.
Sanskrit was spoken between 1200- 1400 BC.
Brahman (ism)
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An ancient indian religion.
In Brahmanism the brahmins are the dominant class.
caste
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Your status in india.
In the Caste system priests are higher than kings.
reincarnation
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The belief when a person dies their body is born into a different body.
It's cool how they belief that you can have more than one life in reincarnation.
pilgrimage
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A journey to a special place.
People go on a pilgrimage when they go to Mecca.
Buddhism
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One of the important religions of India.
The Buddha founded Buddhism.
Buddha
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The person who started the religion of Buddhism.
The Buddha's real name was Prince Siddhartha.
Prince Siddhartha
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A ruler other wise known as the Buddha who started Buddhism.
Price Siddhartha became a ascetic.
ascetic
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A person who gives up worldly pleasures.
Prince Siddhartha gave up his wealth and became a ascetic.
alms
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Goods given to the poor.
Ascetic's carry around bowl's for alms.
Enlightenment
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Frees a person from the cycle of rebirth.
The Buddha found enlightenment.
Nirvana
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An ideal state of happiness and peace.
Hope for nirvana in life.
Unification
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When something is made into a whole.
The unification made everybody happy.
Mauryan Empire
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An empire that flourished in India.
The Mauryan Empire began in 322 B.C.E.
edicts
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A command that is obeyed like a law.
Prince Ashoka had his own edicts.
monk
A holy man who devotes his life to religious practice.

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A monk is like a rabbi or priest.