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Vocabulary List #3

European Languages & Religion

Germanic Languages Language originating from Germanic tribes such as German or English. It is the largest European language group.
Romance Language Languages originating from Latin to include languages such as French, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, and Romanian.
Slavic Language Language that includes Russian. It is found in central and eastern Europe and sometimes written with Cyrillic alphabet.
Cyrillic alphabet The writing system used to write Russian and other Slavic languages
Roman alphabet The writing system used to write Romance and Germanic languages, although not every language has the exact same characters and punctuation. (English written text is an example)
Judaism A religion of Jews. Founded by Abraham around 2000 BCE. Jews believe that God gave Moses the Ten Commandments.
Torah The holy book of oral and written laws of Jews.
Synagogue A place of worship for Jews.
Christianity A religion that has its roots in Judaism. Christians believe that Jesus was the messiah (savior). Founded around 30 CE.
Bible The main holy book of Christianity. It consists of the Old Testament and the New Testament.
Islam A religion that began around 610 CE in Southwest Asia. In Arabic, Islam means "surrender" to the will of Allah (God). Founded by Muhammad. Followers of Islam are called Muslims.
Koran The holy book of Muslims. It states how people should live their lives. It describes the Five Pillars of Faith.
Mosque A place of worship for Muslims.
Religion A system of worship and belief, including belief about the nature of a God or Gods.
Monotheism The doctrine or belief that there is only one God.
Polytheism The doctrine or belief in more than one God or many Gods.
Created by: McClure 6 SS



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