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Chapter Seven

World History Chapter Five

A large landmass that is part of a continent but considered a separated landform. Subcontinent
A mountian range that extends through northern India, southern Tibet, Nepal, and Bhutan. Himilayas
A mountian range along the northwestern border of India. Hindu Kush
A seasonal wind that spapes Indian's climate. Monsoons
An ancient Indian culture, dating back to 2500 B.C., that included people of the entire Indus River region. Harrappan Civilization
A city that is built according to a set design. Planned City
A member of an Indu-European people who crossed into India around 1500 B.C. Aryans
A social class that a person belongs to by birth. Caste
The early religion of the Aryans in ancient India. Brahmanism
A religion and philosophy developed in ancient India, characterized by a belief in recarnation and a supreme being who takes many farms. Hinduism
The rebirth of a soul in another body. Reincarnation
The sum of a person's actions in this life, which determines his or her fate in the next life. Karma
Nonviolence Ahimsa
A religion that began in India and is based on the teachings of Siddhartha Gautama Buddhism
An India prince who found Buddhism. AKA Buddha. Siddhartha Gautama
In Buddism and Hinduism, a state of wisdom which breaks the cycle of reincarnation. Nirvana
The collects of teaching Buddha. Dharma
The greatest Maurya king, whose reign began in 269 B.C. Asoka
A leader who used nonviolence (Ahimsa) to oppose the British rule of India. Mohandas Gandhi
The numerals used in the United States and western Europe, which orginated in India. Hindu-Arabic Numeral
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