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Subcontinent


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A landmass, such as India, that is of great size but smaller than a continent.
India is a Subcontinent.
Monsoon
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A strong wind that brings heavy rain to Southern Asia in the summer.
Southern Asia gets lots of Monsoons.
Plateau
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A flat area of land that is elevated, or raised, above the land around it.
Decan Plateau is an example of a Plateau.
Glaciers
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A huge mass of ice that slowly slides over a land area.
The titanic hit a glacier.
Hinduism
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India's first major religion.
I have a friend that is Hindu.
Dharma
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One of the basic beliefs of Hinduism that stands for law, obligation, and duty.
Hindu people believe in Dharma.
Brahman
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In Hinduism, the one supreme power, or divine force, that everything is a part of.
Brahman is the god of Hinduism.
deity
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In Hinduism, the forms that represents the various qualities of Brahman.
Deities are things that Brahman does.
karma
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In Hinduism, the belief that how a person lives will affect their next life.
If you are a bad person you will have bad karma.
samsara
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In Hinduism, the belief in a continuous cycle of birth,death, and rebirth.
If you die you will come back as something else.
Vedas
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A collection of Hindu writings.
The Vedas is kind of like the bible.
Sanskrit
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An ancient language of India.
We speak English, Hindu people speak Sanskrit.
Brahman (ism)
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An ancient Indian religion in which the Brahmins (preists and religious scholars) are the dominant class.
A preist in hinduism is a Brahman.
caste
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A class, or group, in Hindu society.
If your dad is high on the caste system you will be too.
reincarnation
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The belief that a person's soul is reborn into a new body after death.
If you die you will come back as a human.
pilgrimage
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A journey to a holy place.
If you were Hindu you would travel to somewhere holy.
Buddhism
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A religion of India begun by Prince Siddhartha, or the Buddha.
Hindu people usually follow Buddhism.
Buddha
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A man originally named Siddhartha Guatama who lived in India from about 563 to 483 B.C.E and began the religion of Buddhism.
Siddhartha became the Buddha by becoming Elightened.
Prince Siddhartha
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He was born about 563 B.C.E. His father, Suddhodana, was a powerful king.
Prince Siddhartha became the Buddha.
ascetic
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A person who gives up worldly pleasures.
Siddhartha decided to become an ascetic.
alms
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Goods given to the poor.
Siddhartha went in the forest with a bowl for alms.
Enlightenment
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To become elightened.
Siddhartha became enlightened.
Nirvana
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An ideal state of happiness and peace.
Siddhartha was the opposite of nirvana when we couldnt be enlightened.
Unification
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To make into whole.
China was unified.
Mauryan Empire
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An empire that flourished in India from about 322 to 187 B.C.E.
The Mauryan Empire was a very big empire.
edicts
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A command that is obeyed like a law.
Siddhartha had many edicts.
monk
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http://www.shunya.net/Pictures/NorthIndia/BodhGaya/IndianMonk02.jpg
| Definition: A holy man who devotes his life to religious practice.| Sentence: Siddhartha became a monk.