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Subcontinent


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A large piece of land smaller than a continent.
I live on a subcontinent.
Monsoon
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A very strong wind that brings rain to Northern Asia.
I have been in a monsoon.
Plateau
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A flat area that is raised above other land around it.
I live on a plateau
Glaciers
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A big block of ice in the ocean.
I have seen a glacier.
Hinduism
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A religion formed in India many centuries ago.
I believe in Hinduism.
Dharma
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A belief to do their duty in life.
I believe in dharma.
Brahman
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Ancient rituals that helped lead to Hinduism.
I have heard of brahman.
deity
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A god or godess
I have heard of deitys.
karma
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A belief that good and evil done in a past life determines someone's next life.
I believe in Karma.
samsara
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The cycle of birth,death, and rebirth.
I have done samsara.
Vedas
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A collection of ancient sacred writings.
I have read the Vedas
Sanskrit
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The language of ancient Indians.
I speak Sanskrit.




caste
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A class in the Hindu society.
I am in a certain caste.
reincarnation
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The belief of a persons soul reborn to another body after death.
I believe in reincarnation.
pilgrimage
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A journey to a holy place.
I have gone on a pilgrimage.
Buddhism
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The religion which teaches suffering that one can escape.
I believe in Buddhism.
Buddha
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The name given to the man who founded Buddhism.
I have heard of Buddha.
Prince Siddhartha
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The man who became the new Buddha.
I have heard of the prince.
ascetic
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A person who gives up pleasure.
I have not performed ascetic.
alms
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Goods or money donated to the poor.
I have done alms.
Enlightenment



Nirvana
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The state of peace.
I have nirvana.
Unification
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Everyone is in peace.
I have been unified.
Mauryan Empire
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The empire that unified India for the first time.
Ive read about this empire.
edicts
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A strong command.
I have said edicts.
monks
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The religious followers of Buddhism.
I know monks.