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Indus River Valley Review

A large landmass that is connected to a continent. subcontinent
A walled fort that protects a city. citadel
Hinduism's ancient book of sacred songs on which much of its religious beliefs are based. Vedas
The religion of India; it stresses that one main force connects all of life. Hinduism
The social system in Hindu society in which a person's place is determined by the rank of the family into which he or she is born. Caste System
A Hindu belief that people move in a constant cycle of life, death, and rebirth. reincarnation
Hinduism's laws and duties that guide the behavior of each caste member. Dharma
A man who devotes his life to a religious group, often giving up all he owns. monk
In Hinduism and Buddhism, the end result of all of a person's good and bad acts, in which determines his or her rebirth. Karma
Buddhist principles that rule life and promise an end to suffering. Four Noble Truths
Buddhist basic rules of behavior and belief leading to an end to suffering. Eight Fold Path
Buddhist way of life, neither too strict nor too easy that results from following the Eight Fold Path. Middle Way
Ancient Indian religious leader known as Buddha, who founded Buddhism. He left the life of a prince and became a monk because he wanted to find peace and an end to suffering. Siddartha Gautama
They were from central Asia who migrated West into Europe and south into India. The Aryans brought the Sanskrit language to the Indus Valley and the rest of the subcontinent. Aryans
A river that flows from Tibet, through the Himalaya and across present-day Pakistan into the Arabian Sea. Indus River
A religion founded in India by Siddhartha Gautama which teaches that the most important thing in life is to reach peace by ending suffering. Buddhism
The world's highest mountain range; forming the northern border of the Indian subcontinent. Himalaya Mountains
An emotional or spiritual state, feeling of perfect peace and happiness. Nirvana
The four traditional levels in the social system. varna
written language of the Aryans Sanskrit
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