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Indian Terms

basic vocabulary to describe indian culture

TermDefinition
Hinduism major religion of India
Hindu a person who follows Hinduism
Reincarnation the belief that the soul of a person returns to live in a new body
Vegetarian a person who does not eat meat or fish
Caste the belief that a person's position in life is determined by the group he or she is born into
Yoga a popular form of medititation and excercise used by Hindus to relax the mid and body
Hindi official language of India
Rupee currency in India
Dhoti Indian man's trouser that is a long piece of fabric wrapped around the waist and then drawn up between the legs
Sari traditional dress worn by Indian women consisting of a blouse, long skirt , and draped shoulder cloth
Turban wrapped fabric headdress worn by Indian men
Shiva popular Hindu god who rules over life and death
Taj Mahaj world-famous white marble temple in India noted for its use of balance and symmetry
Monsoon the season in India characterized by heavy rainfall
Bullock Indian farmer method of plowing fields with wooden plows pulled by oxen
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