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Subcontinent


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A big country
A big Country.
Monsoon
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A HUGE storm.
A strong wind that brings heavy rain to southern Asia in the summer.
Plateau
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A hill with a flat top.
A flat are of land raised above the land around it.
Glaciers
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Sort of like a big ice island that moves.
A huge mass of ice that slowly slides over a land area.
Hinduism
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Indias first religion.
Indias first major religion
Dharma
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To do your duties and live like your suppose to.
Law, obligation, and duty.
Brahman
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The god for Hindus.
The Hindu name for supreme power.
deity

Different faces of Brahman.
Different faces of Brahman, each of them represents a power of Brahman.
karma

The best way to live.
Importants of living according to Dharma.
samsara

The rebirth of the soul.
A cycle of birth death and then rebirth.
Vedas

Hindu sacred writings.
A collection of Hindu sacred writings.
Sanskrit

An old language of India.
An ancient language of India.
Brahman (ism)

An ancient Indian religion where the Brahmins are the ruling class.
An ancient Indian religion in which the Brahmins are the Dominate class.
caste

A class of importance.
A class or group in Hindu society.
reincarnation

The rebirth of a dead persons soul.
The belief that a person's soul is reborn in to a new body after death.
pilgrimage

A journey to a happy place.
A journey to a holy place.
Buddhism

A religion based on Buddha.
Based on the teachings of Buddha.
Buddha

The awakened one.
The awakened one.
Prince Siddhartha

A king who became a Buddha.
A king that wanted to see the outside world, but then became the Buddha on a long journey.
ascetic

A perso who gives up his desires.
A person who gives up worldly pleasures.
alms

Foods given to the poor.
Goods given to the poor.
Enlightenment

Being free of suffering.
Finding deep truth and being free of suffering.
Nirvana

Your Happy place.
An ideal state of happiness and peace.
Unification

To bring together.
To unite people together.
Mauryan Empire

A family that united India for the first time.
A family that united all of India for the first time.
edicts

Basically a law.
A command obeyed like a law.
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