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Chapter 28-29 vocab

TermDefinition
Sultanic state ruled by a sultan
nonaligned nations adopted neutrality during the cold war
subcontinent large landmass forming a distinct part of a continent
alluvial plains deposits rich silt in flat areas
monsoons winds that blow dry air from the northeast during the winter and carry moisture
nationalism pride in ones nation
nonviolent resistance opposing oppression by any means other then depression
boycott refuse to purchase or use
partition Divide into parts
rencarnation belief that the souls of human beings and animals go through a series of births, and deaths
caste system people are born into particular group that has been given a distinct rank in society
charpoy a wooden bed frame with knotted string in place of mattress
sari brightly colored cloth that is draped over the body like a long dress
purdah women covered faces with a veil when in public
joint family system everyone in the family has a role
cottage industries making goods in their own home
hydroelectric power power produced by moving water
irrigate supply land with water
embankment dam wall of soil and rock built to hold back water
buffer state a country separating opposing powers
malnutrition lack of food or an unbalanced diet
deforestation cutting down large portion of forestry
Wind air in motion
tornado wind spinning a circle at high speeds
tropical cyclone winds up to 74mph called hurricanes
typhoons same as a hurricane just different name
Created by: Student102