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Subcontinent

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A land mass that is very big, but smaller than a continent.
The Indian subcontinent is a part of the landmass that has been colliding with Asia.
Monsoon
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A big gust of wind that brings down heavy rains to southern Asia during the summers.
There was a monsoon in Asia.
Plateau
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A flat area of land that is raised above the land surrounding it.
When I was in Africa I was a cheetah sitting on the plateau.
Glaciers
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A large chuck of ice that slides over an area.
The glaciers have melted and been creating ocean.
Hinduism
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The first major religion in India.
Hinduism is the major religion in India.
Dharma
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A belief in Hinduism that stands for law, obligation, and duty.
Hindus believe in dharma.
Brahman
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The supreme power in Hinduism that everything is a part of.
Everything in hinduism is a part of Brahman.
deity
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Forms in Hinduism, that represent different qualities of brahman.
There are many deitys in Hinduism.
karma
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A believe in Hinduism that the way a person live will have an impact on their next life.
Many people besides Hindus also believe in karma.
samsara
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The belief in Hinduism that is a cycle of Birth, death, and rebirth.
If you believe in samsara then you believe in having more than one life, because you believe in rebirth.
Vedas
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A collection of really importance writings that are Hindu.
One day I want to see the Vedas.
Sanskrit
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An old language of India
People in India used to speak Sanskrit
Brahman (ism)
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One of India's older religions where the Brahmans are an important class.
The brahmans are near the top of the caste system.
caste
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A group, or class in a Hindu society.
There are 5 different groups in the caste system.
reincarnation
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Believing that you get a new body after you die.
Hindu people believe that their spirits will be reincarnated into another body.
pilgrimage
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Taking a trip to a holy place.
One day I want to take a pilgrimage.
Buddhism
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A religion in India that started by Price Siddartha.
Buddha believes in buddhism.
Buddha
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A man who used to be named Siddartha who started buddism and lived in India.
Siddartha became buddha while he was meditating under the tree.
Prince Siddartha
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The man who became Buddha while meditating under a tree.
Price Siddartha started Buddism.
ascetic
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Someone who gives up pleasures that everyone else has.
Price Siddartha was an ascetic.
alms
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Good that the poor recives.
I gave someone alms.
Enlightenment
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A path of happiness
Buddha reached enlighment by meditating.
Nirvana
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A state of mind when you rech happiness and peace.
When you meditate you may reach Nirvana.
Unification
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Come together as one.
The unification of the two countrys made for one powerful country.
Mauryan Empire
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An empire that exhisted from 322-187 b.c.e. and was in India.
In history I studied the Mauryan Empire.
edicts
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A command given by authority that everyone obesys as if it was a law.
The hindu people follow the edicts.
monk
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Definition:A religious person who prays by himeself
Sentence: The monk lead a very quite life.



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