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Subcontinent
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A landmass that is very big but smaller than a continent.
India is a subcontinent becuase it is so big.
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Hinduism
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Indias first major religon.
Hinduism is one of the major religons.
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Stands for law, action and duty.
Hindus belive in dharma.
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He is the supreme power.
The hindu religon belives in brahman.
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Various qualites of braman.
Dieties can be anthing.
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How pepole will live in the next life.
Everybody goes through karma.
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Continueous cycle of life,birth and rebirth.
Everybody goes throuch samsara
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The four books of sacred writings.
people have read the vedas.
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Literary language of India.
People speak sanskirt.
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The social systems of brahmans.
People are in the brahmanism.
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The caste is what you will be when you grow up.
People are born into there caste.
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When you die you turn into something else.
If you are bad you might be a rat.
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A long journey.
People go on pilgrimages.
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A religion originated by the buddha.
People are buddhist.
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Indian religious leader.
There are may buddha statues.
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He was the buddha.
Prince siddhartha turned into the buddha.
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A religious teacher.
There are real ascetics.
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A small bowl for gifts.
It is just a regular bowl.
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to give spiritual peace.
some people have reached enlightenment.
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To reach peace and happiness.
People reach nirvana.
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The process of uniting.
People unite to do different things.
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A ancient empire.
In Indua the Mauryan Empire was a poltical empire.
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A certain law.
The Budist belive in this law.
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