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Ancient India

Vocabulary Chapter 9

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a large landmass that is smaller than a continent subcontinent
seasonal wind, especially in the indian ocean and southern asia monsoon
a group of similar languages language family
an indian prince raja
the first written language of india sanskrit
the ancient sacred writings of india vedas
an indian social class whose members are restricted in the jobs they may take, and association with other castes caste
a teacher guru
a major religion that developed in ancient india hinduism
the universal spirit worshiped by hindus Brahman
the rebirth of the soul reincarnation
a force that decides the form people will be reborn into their next lives karma
a person's duty , based on a person's place in society a religion founded in ancient india by the religious teacher buddha
a state of perfect happiness or peace nirvanna
a religion in ancient india that does not believe in a supreme being, it emphasizes nonviolence and respect for all living things jainism
a buddhist shrine, usually dome shaped stupa
a person who travels to holy sites pilgrim
a section in the indian epic mahabarata bhagavad gita
to live reside
to leave and not return abandon
to move from one place to another migrate
to come into being or become known emerge
words written down in a particular form such as a book text
work done by hand manual
a person's rank compared to others status
to place all of one's attention on something focus
to focus one's thoughts to gain higher spiritual awareness meditate
to carry out or do commit
to determine an approximate value, size, or nature of something estimate
taking place at an unnamed later time eventually
to encourage the doing of something promote
to become smaller or weaker decline
to give or donate something contribute
a building or other built object structure
a broad flat area of high land plateau
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