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chapter 24-26

TermDefinition
hymalaya mountains a mountain range in south asia that includes mt. everest
subcontinent a landmass that is like a continent but only smaller, such as south asia
alluvial plain land that is rich farmland composed of clay silt sand or gravel
archipelago a set of closely grouped islands
atoll a ringlike coral island surrounding a lagoon
monsoon a seasonal wind especially in south asia
cyclone a violent storm with fierce winds and heavy rainsmost extreeme weather pattern of southest asia
hinduism the dominant religion of india
storm surge high water level brought by a cyclone that swamps lowlying areas
ganges river river in south asia an important river flowing more than 1,500 miles from its source
estuary a brodand seaward end of a river
mughal empire the miuslim empire established by the early 1,500 over much of india
raj a period of british rule in india
nonviolent resistence a movement that uses all means of protest except violence
land reform the process of breaking up large landholdings to attain more ballanced land distribution
green revolution an agricultural program launched by scientist in the 1960's
caste revolution a birth based system of social class
sikhism monotheistic religion founded by guru nanakin the panjab religion
indus valley civilization the largest of the world's first civilization in what is now pakistan
partition division into two or more teritorial units having seperate political status
kashmir a region of northern india and pakistan over which several destructive wars have been fought
microcredit a small loan avalible to poor entrepruners to help small businesses grow and raise living standards
entreprueneur a person who starts and builds a business
ramadan an islamic practice of month-long fasting from sunup to sundown
constitutional monarchy a government in which the ruler's powers are limited by a constitution and the laws of a nation
sherpa a person of Tibetan ancestry in nepal, who serves as a guide to the mount everest region
siddhartha gautama the founder of budhism and known as the budah
mandala a geometric design symbolizes the universe and aids in meditation
sinhalese an indo-aryan people who crossed the strait seperating india and sri lanka
tamils a dravidian hindu who arrived in shri lanka in the fourth century
sultan a ruler of a muslim country
summer mosoon june through september a powerful storm with feirce winds
winter monsoon from october to febuary a powerful storm with feirce winds
basic nessetities food clothing and shelter
illiteracy the inability to read and write
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