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Social Studies

chapter 9 lesson 1 vocabulary

Subcontinent a large landmass that is smaller than a continent
plateau a broad flat area of high land
monsoons seasonal wind, especially in the Indian Ocean and southern Asia
reside to be present continuously or have a home in a particular place
abandon to leave and not return
migrated to move from one place to another
emerged to come into being or become known
language family a group of similar languages
raja an indian prince
sanskrit the first written language of india
texts words written down in a particular form, such as a book
vedas ancient sacred writings of India
manual work done by hand
caste an Indian social class whose members are restricted in the jobs they may take and in their association with members of other castes
guru another word for teacher
The lowest level of society untouchables
Brahmins priests (least amount of people) Highest and most respected people
Kshatriyas Rulers, Warriors ( 2nd least amount of people)
Vaisyas common people, farmers, merchants, crafts people ( 2nd most amount of people)
Sudras Unskilled laborers ( most amount of people, least respected people)
drought an extended shortness
varnas the 4 social classes of India
primary source The first source, the original, an unaltered document
nomad travelers that travel together in s caravan
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