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HMS Asia Vocab

Asia Vocabulary

TermDefinition
monsoon seasonal wind that blows for months at a time, often affecting a region's climate
green revolution great increase in food grains production due to the use of improved seeds, pesticides and efficient farming techniques
cottage industry home- or village-based industry in which family members supply their own equipment to make goods
civil disobedience nonviolently refusing to obey certain laws in order to change government policy
caste social class based on a person's ancestry
reincarnation rebirth of a soul in a new body
non-renewable resource any natural resource from the Earth that exists in limited supply and cannot be replaced if it is used up
communist state country whose government allows little or no private ownership of property and has strong control over the economy and society as a whole
pagoda many-storied Buddhist temple
invest to put money into a business
consumer goods goods people buy to use for themselves, such as household products, clothing, and cars
population density number of people per square mile
renewable resource any natural resource that can replenish itself naturally over time
human rights basic freedoms and rights, such as freedom of speech and freedom of assembly, that all people should have
climate usual, predictable pattern of weather in an area over a long period of time
tsunami huge sea wave caused by an earthquake on the ocean floor
archipelago group of islands
typhoon hurricane that occurs in Asia
cyclone intense storm system with heavy rain and high winds
famine extended, usually widespread, severe lack of food
Created by: kipp_adams