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Subcontinent

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A land inside a continent, but big enough to be one.
India is a subcontinent.
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Glaciers
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A huge mass of ice slowly slides over a land area.
There are usually glaciers underwater that go very far.
Hinduism
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One of the first big religons in India.
A long time ago hinduism was the major religon.
Dharma
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A basic belief of hinduism that stands for obligation, law, and duty.
If you are at the bottom of the caste system you have to do your Dharma.
Brahman
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A supreme power that everything is a part of Brahmanism.
people that belive in Brahminism belive in Brahman.
deity
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Represents the various qualites of Brahman.
Deity relates to Brahman.
karma
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How a person acts now will affect their next life.
If you are mean, selfish, and careless you could come back as a rat, or a untouchable because of karma.
samsara
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The countinuous cycle of rebirth.
because of samsara, once you die you are reborn.
Vedas
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A collection of important Hindu writings.
The vedas is very important in Hinduism.
Sanskrit
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India's ancient language.
A long time ago people spoke sanskrit.
Brahman (ism)
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A religon from India were Brahmans are very important.
If you are Brahmanism then you believe in Brahman.
caste
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A group in Hindu soicety.
If you are a untouchable then you would be at the bottom of the caste system.
reincarnation
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A beilief that once you die your soul is reborn into a new body.
After your death you have reincarnation.
pilgrimage
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A journey to a holy place.
Traveling to a nice place is pilgrimage.
Buddhism
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A religon in India started by the Buddha.
The religon Buddhism is mostly to find iner peace and calmness.
Buddha
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A man named Siddahartha Gautama who gave up his royal life to began the religon Buddhism.
The Buddha wanted to become enlightened.
Prince Siddhartha
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A prince who gave up his royal life to find inner peace one man once found.
Prince Siddahrtha would rather suffer and feel good inside and help others than life with a lot of wealth.
ascetic
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A person who gives up wordly pleasures.
An ascetic would rather help others in need than him or her self.
alms
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Food, water, donations, and goods given to the poor.
It's very thoughtful to give alms to the poor.
Enlightenment
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Becoming the awakened one.
When you meditate or figure something out you feel enlightenment.
Nirvana
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A place of happiness and peacefullness.
Nirvana is very peaceful.
Unification
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The merging of more than one places or things.
One example of Unification is the unification of china.
Mauryan Empire
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a empire that flourished India.
Mauryan Empire fourished India 322 to 187 B.C.E
edicts
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a obeyed command.
An example of important edicts is the 4 that Ashoka made.
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