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Unit 3 Ch 5 Sec 1&2

Geography of India and Origins of Hinduism

subcontinent a large landmass that is smaller than a continent
monsoons seasonal wind patterns that cause wet and dry seasons
Sanskrit the most important language of ancient India
caste system divided groups of Indian society based on a person's birth, wealth, or occupation
Hinduism the largest religion in India today
reincarnation the process of rebirth
karma the effects that good or bad actions have on a person's soul
Jainism a religion, based on the teachings of Mahavira, that emphasizes nonviolence
nonviolence the avoidance of violent actions
Sikhism a religion, based on the teachings of Guru Nanak, that is a combination of Hinduism and Islam
Created by: mrs.fehr