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Chapter 25 Vocabular

subcontinent is a very large landmass that is smaller than a continent.
sanskrit ancient language from whcih Hindi developed.
sikhism- a religion with origins in India that combines the Muslim belief in one God with the Hindu belief in reincarnation.
Dalits Hindus in India who are not part of any caste.
Jainism religion with origins in India that emphasizes a strict moral code based on preserving life.
pantheon is all gods of a religion.
boycott refusal to buy certain goods from a country or business.
partition division of a place, as in the 1947 partition of India.
reincarnation, dharma, and karma For Hindus, the importance of doing one's duty according to one's station in life.
caste- is another practice central to Hinduism.
sepoys Indian troops under the command of British officers during the colonial era in India.
cottage industries- Small-scale industries based in the home.
jute plant fiber used to make products like burlap and rope.
Hindi is the national language of India.
Himalayas India is separated from the rest of Asia by this mountain.
Harappan The earliest know civilization in India.
Villages more than 70 percent of the Indian population lives here.
Brahmaputra this river eventually joins the Ganges in Bangladesh.
portuguese the first Europeans to arrive were these people.
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