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Subcontinent
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A large piece of land that is smaller than a continent.
India is a subcontinent of Asia.
Monsoon
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Strong wind that brings in strong rain to India.
The monsoon rains are important in the desert because they get very little rain.
Plateau
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A flat area that is elevated above the land around it.
The Deccan Plateau is a flat raised area.
Glaciers
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Hinduism
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A religion that was created over a long period of time.
Hinduism gets its roots from Vedic and Brahmanism which are older traditions.
Dharma
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A belief found in Hinduism and other Indian traditions that a person has an obligation to live in honor.
A belief in Hinduism and other Indian traditions.
Brahman
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A supreme or divine force.


Sentence in your own words: The Brahman is the most important Hindu god.

deity
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A god or goddess.
A deity is a god or goddess.
karma
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Karma is the good and bad things that you do to determine what lifestyle you will have in your next life.
If you have good karma you will either be born to a better life or you will escape samsara.
samsara
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Samsara is when you escape the cycle of birth and rebirth.
If you have good karma you can escape samsara.
Vedas
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The Vedas are the books for Hinduism.
If you want to know more about Hinduism you can study the Vedas.
Sanskrit
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Sanskrit is the main writing in India.
Sanskrit is a type of writing.
Brahman
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A supreme or divine force.
The brahman is the most important Hindu god.
caste
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The name of the groups that Hindus are divided into.
There are good and bad caste's.
reincarnation
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The belief that the soul is born into a different form.
If you have good karma you might reincarnate into a better form.
pilgrimage
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A journey to a sacred place usually as a religions devotion.
If you go on a pilgrimage you might be going to a religious sight.
Buddhism
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A religion that started in India with the Buddha.
Buddhism started with the Buddha.
Buddha
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Indian religious leader, Prince Siddhartha.
Prince Siddhartha was the Buddha.
Prince Siddhartha
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The Buddha.
Prince Siddhartha was the first Buddha.
ascetic
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A person who devotes their life to giving up pleasures.
Being an ascetic didn't work for Prince Siddhartha.
alms
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Donations given to the poor.
Prince Siddhartha was given alms when he tried to be an ascetic.
Enlightenment
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Being enlightened.
Prince Siddhartha reached enlightenment after medditating for a night.
Nirvana
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Freedom from the cycle of rebirth.
You have reached nirvana after you are no longer reborn.
Unification
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Being united.
Unification means being unified.
Mauryan Empire
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From 232 to 187 B.C.E when the Mauryan family unified India for the first time.
It lasted from 232 to 187 BCE.
edicts
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A command that is obeyed like a law.
An edict is like a law.
monks
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A person who has sacrificed themselves for religion.
A monk is very religious.