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Himalaya Mountains a mountain range in South Asia that includes mt. Everest
subcontinent a landmass that is like a continent, only smaller
alluvial plain land that has rich farmlend, composed of clay, silt, sand, or gravel deposited by running water.
archipelago a set of closely grouped islands.
atoll a ring-like coral island or string of small islands.
monsoon a seasonal wind, especialy in South Asia.
cyclone a violent storm with fierce winds and violent rain; the most extreme weather pattern of South Asia.
Hinduism the dominant religeon of India
Ganges River river in South Asia; an important water resource flowing more than 1,500 miles from its source in a Himilayan glacier to the Bay of Bengal.
storm surge high water level brought by a cyclone that swamps low-lying areas.
estuary a broadend seaward end of a river, where the rivers current meet the oceans tides.
Mughal Empire a state founded in the fifteenth century by a man named Mutoa and that extended throughout all present day Zimbabwe except the eastern part
raj the period of british rule in india, which lasted for neerly 200 years from 1857-1947
nonviolent resistance a movement that uses all means of protest except violence.
land reform the process of breaking up large land holdings to attain more balanced land distribution amongst farmers.
Green Revolution an agriculteral program launched by scientists in the 1960's to develope higher yeilding grain varieties and improve food production by incorporating new farming techniques.
caste system the aryan system of social classes in india and one of the cornerstones of hinduism in which each person is born into a caste and can only move into a diferent caste through reincarnation.
Indus Valley civilization the largest of the worlds first civilizations in what is now Pakistan; this was a highly developed urban civilization, lasting from 2500 b.c. to about 1500 b.c.
partition SEPARATION; division into two or more territorial units having separate political status.
Kashmir a region of northern india and pakistan over wich several destructive wars have been fought.
microcredit a small loan available to poor entrepeneurs, to help small businesses grow and raise living standards.
entrepreneur a person who starts and builds a business
Ramadan an islamic practice of mouth-long fasting from sun up to sun down.
constitutional monarchy a government in which the rulers powers are limited by the constitution and the laws of the nations.
Sherpa a person of ibetral ancestry in nepal, who serves as the traditional mountain guide of the mount everest region.
Sidhartha Guatama story behind Buddhas life.
mandala representation of the cosmos
Sinhalese the language of sri lanka
Tamils the Dravidian language of the Tamils
sultan the sovereign of an Islamic country.
basic necessities default needs
illiteracy a lack of ability to read and write.
summer monsoon long period of rain in the summer
winter monsoon long period of rain in the winter
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