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Subcontinent

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A landmass like India that is a great size but smaller than a continent
A landmass that is a great size like India but is to small to be a continent is called a SUBCONTINENT.
Monsoon
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A strong wind that brings heavy rain to Asia in summer time.
In the summer in Asia strong winds that bring heavy rain is called a MONSOON.
Plateau
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A flat land that is raised above the land around it.
PLATEAU is a flat land that is raised above the land around it.
Glaciers
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A huge thing of ice that slide slowly over a land area.
A GLACIER is almost like a mountain of ice but they can come in many sizes.
Hinduism
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The first major religion in India.
HINDUISM was the first major religion in India.
Dharma
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One of the basic beliefs of Hinduism which stands for law,obligation and duty.
DHARMA is one of the basic beliefs that stands for law,obligation and duty.
Brahman
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In Hinduism, the one supreme powers, or divine force, that everything is part of.
BRAHMAN in Hinduism is one of the supreme powers , or divine force, that everything is a part of.
deity
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In Hinduism, the form that represents the various qualities of Brahman.
DEITY in Hinduism is the form that represents the various qualities of Brahman.
karma
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In Hinduism the belief that how a person lives will affect their next life.
KARMA in Hinduism is the belief that a persons first life will effect their second life.
samsara
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In Hinduism the belief of a continuous cycle of birth ,death and rebirth.
SAMSARA in Hinduism is the belief that there is a continuous cycle of birth , death and rebirth
Vedas
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A collection of Hindu Scared writings.
VEDAS is a collection of Hindu Scared writings.
Sanskrit
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A ancient language in India.
SANSKRIT is the ancient language of India
Brahman (ism)
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An ancient India religion where Brahmans ( priest and religious scholars) are in the dominant class.
BRAHMAN (ISM) is an ancient India religion where Brahmans ( priest and religious scholars) are in the dominant class.
caste
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A group in Hindu society.
CASTE is a group in Hindu society.
reincarnation
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The belief that when someone dies the soul is reborn into another person.
REINCARNATION is the belief that when a person dies their soul is reborn in to a newer body.
pilgrimage
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A journey to a holy place.
PILGRIMAGE ia a journey to a holy place.
Buddhism
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A religion of India that began by Prince Siddhartha, or Buddha.
Buddhism is a religion of India that began by Prince Siddhartha, or Buddha.
Buddha
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A man originally with the name Siddhartha Gautama who lived in India from about 563 B.C.E to 483 B.C.E who started Buddhism
BUDDHA is a man originally with the name Prince Siddhartha Gautama who lived in India from about 563 to about 483 B.C.E who started Buddhism.
Prince Siddhartha
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A king that was born in 563 B.C.E who started Buddhism.
PRINCE SIDDHARTHA was a prince who was born in 563 B.C.E who started
Buddhism.
ascetic
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A person who gives up worldly pleasures.
A ASCETIC is a person who gives up worldly pleasures.
alms
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Goods given to the poor.
ALMS are goods given the poor.
Enlightenment
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To learn about something you did not already know.
ENLIGHTENMENT is to learn about something you did not already know.
Nirvana
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A ideal state of happiness and peace.
NIRVANA is a ideal state of happiness and peace.
Unification
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To come and gather.
Unification is to come together.
Mauryan Empire
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A empire that flourished in India from about 322 to about 187 B.C.E.
The MAURYAN EMPIRE was a empire who flourished in India from about 322 to about 187 B.C.E
edicts
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A command that is obeyed like a law.
EDICTS is obeyed like a law.
monk
A holy man that devotes his life to religious practice.

A MONK is someone who devotes his life to religious practice.

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