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Chapter 28&29

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Sultanate A state ruled by a sultan.
Nonaligned Nations A nation that adopted neutrality during the Cold War.
Subcontinent A large landmass forming a distinct part of a continent.
Alluvial Plain A broad expanse of land along riverbanks, consisting of rich, fertile soil left by floods.
Monsoons A seasonal shift in the prevailing winds that influences large climate regions.
Nationalism Pride in one's nation; the desire of a cultural group to rule themselves as a separate nation.
Nonviolent Resistance The policy of opposing an enemy or oppressor by any means other than violence
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 mattress.
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 face 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, often located in or near people's homes.
Hydroelectric Power Electricity that is generated by moving water.
Irrigate The watering of farmland with water drawn from reservoirs or rivers.
Embankment Dam A wall of soil and rock to hold back water.
Buffer State A country that separates two hostile countries
Malnutrition Disease caused by lack of food or an unbalanced diet.
Deforestation The process of stripping the land of its trees.
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