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chapter 24

TermDefinition
himalaya mountains sprawling east to west from Afghanistan through Pakistan to India into Nepal
subcontinent a large landmass that is smaller than a contenint
alluvail plain lands that are rich
archipelago islands or groups of islands
atoll shallow lagoons
monsoon seasonal winds
cyclone a volient storm with fierce winds.
hinduism the religion of most indians
ganges river not only an important water way,also scared river.
storm surge the sawmps low lying areas
estuary damn in south asia
mughal empire the muslum empire established by the early 1500 over musch of india.
raj a kind of popular algerian music developed in the 1920s by poor urban children.
nonviolent resistant a movment that uses all means of protext execpt violence.
land reforms a naturally formed feature on the surface of the earth.
green revolution an agriculture program launched by sciencetist in the 1960.
caste system the aryn system of social classes in india and one of the conerstones of hinduism.
sikhism a monothesis relegion founded by guru nanak in the punjab.
indus valley civilization the largest of the worlds first civilization in what is now pakistan.
partition separation,division into two or more territorial units having separate political status.
kashmir a region of northern india and pakistan over which several destructive wars have been fought.
microcredit small loan avalible to poor enterpreneus.
entrepreur a person who organizes and operates a business or businesses
ramadan is the ninth month in the Islamic calendar
constitutional monarchy is a form of government in which a king or queen acts as Head of State
sherpa a member of a Himalayan people living on the borders of Nepal and Tibet
siddhartha gautama was the leader and founder of a sect of wanderer ascetics
mandala a geometric figure representing the universe in Hindu and Buddhist symbolism.
sinhalese a member of a people originally from northern India
tamils a member of a people inhabiting parts of southern India
sultan a Muslim sovereign.
basic necessities something necessary or indispensable
illiteracy the inability to read or write.
summer monsoon the seasonal wind of the Indian Ocean and southern Asia, blowing from the southwest in summer and from the northeast in winter
winter monsoon the seasonal wind of the Indian Ocean and southern Asia, blowing from the southwest in summer and from the northeast in winter
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