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Chapter 28&29 Vocabulary

nationalism Pride in one's nation; the desire of a culture group to rule themselves as a separate nation
nonviolent resistance The policy of opposing an enemy or oppressor by any means other than violent
boycott To refuse to purchase or use a product or service as an expression of disapproval
partition A division into separate parts
reincarnation The belief that the soul of a human being or animal goes through a series of births, deaths, and rebirths
caste system A social hierarchy in which a person possesses a distinct rank in society that is determined by birth
charpoy A wooden bed frame with knotted string in place of a matress
sari A brightly colored cloth, worn by many Indian women, that is draped over the body like a long dress
purdah The practice among Hindu and Muslim women of covering the faces with a veil when outside the home
joint family system In India, the custom of housing all members of an extended family together
cottage industry A small-scale manufacturing operation using little technology
hydroelectric power Electricity that that is generated by moving water
irrigate The watering of farmland with water drawn from reservoirs or rivers
embarkment dam A wall of soil and rock to hold back water
buffer state A country that separates two hostile countries
malnutrition disease caused by a lack of food or an unbalanced diet
deforestation the process of stripping the land of its trees
sultanate a state ruled by a sultan
nonaligned nation a nation that adopted neutrality durning the Cold War
subcontinent a large landmass forming a distinct part of a continent
alluvial plain a boad expanse of land along riverbanks, consisting of rich, fertile soil left by floods
monsoon a seasonal shift in the prevailing winds that influences large climate regions
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