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Chapter 24-26 Vocab.

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TermDefinition
Himalaya Mountains
Subcontinent a large, distinguishable part of a continent, such as North America or southern Africa.
Alluvial Plains a largely flat landform created by the deposition of sediment over a long period of time by one or more rivers coming from highland regions, from which alluvial soil forms.
Archipelago a group of islands.
Atoll a ring-shaped reef, island, or chain of islands formed of coral.
Monsoons a seasonal prevailing wind in the region of South and Southeast Asia, blowing from the southwest between May and September and bringing rain (the wet monsoon ), or from the northeast between October and April (the dry monsoon ).
Cyclone a system of winds rotating inward to an area of low atmospheric pressure, with a counterclockwise (northern hemisphere) or clockwise (southern hemisphere) circulation; a depression.
Hinduism a religion, or a way of life, found most notably in India and Nepal.
Ganges River
Storm Surges a rising of the sea as a result of atmospheric pressure changes and wind associated with a storm.
Estuary the tidal mouth of a large river, where the tide meets the stream.
Mughal Empire an empire based in the Indian subcontinent, established and ruled by a Muslim.
Raj British sovereignty in India.
Nonviolent resistance the practice of achieving goals such as social change through symbolic protests.
Land Reform involves the changing of laws, regulations or customs regarding land ownership.
Green Revolution a set of research, development, and the technology transfer initiatives occurring between the 1930's and and the late 1960's.
Caste System
Sikhism
Indus Valley Civilization
Partion
Kashmir
Microcredit
Entrepreneurs
Ramadan
Constitutional Monarchies
Sherpas
Siddhartha Gautama
Mandalas
Sinhalese
Tamils
Sultans
Basic Necessities
Illiteracy
Summer Monsoon
Winter Monsoon
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