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Subcontinent

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A large,relatively self-contained landmass forming a subdivision of a continent.
India is a subcontinent becaus it is conected to a much larger peice of land.
Monsoon
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The season during which the south west monsoon blows, commonly marked by heavy rains;rainyseason.
The monsoon is usually a rainy time.
Plateau
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A land area having a relatively level surface considerably raised above ad joining land on atleast one side,and often cut by deep canyons.
A plateau is usually a flat peice of land.
Glaciers
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Big chunks of ice.
The titanic sunk becaus eit ran into a glacier.
Hinduism
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The common religion of India sybolizing the many attributes of a single god.
Most Hindu's live in India.
Dharma
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Law, obligation, and duty.
If you want to be a good person, you must follow your dharma.
Brahman
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A member of the highest or priestly.
Brahman was a very high in the Indian social class.
deity
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A god or goddess.
Deity's were also high in the Indian social class.
karma
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All the good and bad things that happen to you in life.
Karma is an explanation for all the good and bad things that happen to you in life.
samsara
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The endless cycle of birth, death, and rebirth.
The only way to escape samsara is to reach enlightenment is through samsara.
Vedas
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The entire body of Hindu sacred writings.
Vedas is all of the Hindu sacred writings.
Sanskrit
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An Indian language.
Sanskrit is one of India's many languages.
Brahmanism
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A religious social path of Brahman.
Brahman is Brahmanism's leader.
caste
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Hindu social groups.
There are 5 difrerent Hindu caste social groups.
reincarnation
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The belief that the soul, after death, comes back to earth in a different body.
Reincarnation is when the soul comes back in a different form after death.
pilgrimage
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A long journey to a religious social path.
One example of a pilgrimage is the journey to Mecca.
Buddhism
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A religion originated in India by Buddah.
Buddhism was originally formed from Hinduism.
Buddha
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An Indian religious leader. The awakened and enlightened one.
When you reach enlightenment, you become a Buddha.
Prince Siddhartha
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The first one to reach enlightenment.
Prince Siddhartha was the first one to become a Buddha.
ascetic
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A person that dedicates their life to practice their religion.
Ascetics focus their lives on their religious veiws.
alms
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A bowl for donations to the poor.
Poor people hold a small bowl so that other people can put alms in it.
Enlightenment

When you escape samsara.
Prince Siddhartha was the first one to reach enlightenment.
Nirvana
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A place or state of freedom.
Nirvana is when you reach freedom.
Unification
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The process of being unified.
Ashoka was the one to unify India.
Mauryan Empire
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The empire that Ashoka ruled.
Ashoka was the one to unify the Mauryan Empire during his rule.
edicts
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An authoritative comamnd.
Edicts were like a set of commands.
Monk
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A person that dedicates their life to their religion.
A monk is a very religious person that dedicates their life to their belief.