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Ancient India

Chapter 9 vocabulary

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Subcontinent a large landmass that is smaller than a continent
monsoon seasonal , especially in the Indian ocean and Southern China
language family A group of similar languages
raja An Indian prince
skanskrit The first written language of India
vedas Ancient sacred writings of India
caste An Indian social class whose members are restricted in the jobs they may take and in their association with the members of other castes.
Guru A teacher
Hinduism A major religion that developed in ancient India.
Braham The universal spirit worshipped by hindus
Reincarnation The rebirth of a soul
Karma A force that decides the form that people will be reborn into in their next lives
Dharma A persons personal duty, based on how individuals place in society.
Buddhism A religion found in ancient india by the religious teacher Buddha.
Nirvana A state of perfect happiness and peace
Jainism A religion of ancient India that does not believe in a supreme being. It emphasizes nonviolence and respect for all living things
Stupa A buddhist shrine usually dome shaped
Pilgrim A person who travels to holy sites
Bahagavad Gita A religion of ancient India that does not believe in a supreme being. It emphasizes nonviolence and respect for all living things
Reside To live
Abandon To leave and not return
Created by: himes.taylor