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Social Studies 15

South Asia: Physical Geography & History

TermDefinition
famine a long period of food shortage
arable fertile; suitable for farming
subcontinent separate region of a continent
sanitation measures such as sewers to protect public health
caste system social structure in India composed of four main levels, which was started by the Aryans
civil disobedience the nonviolent disobeying of laws
sustainable capable of being continued without damaging the environment or using up resources permanently
monsoon a seasonal wind that brings intense rainfall during part of the year
deity god or goddess
displace to force a people to leave their homes
plate a rigid section of Earth's crust that can move independently
conservation the protection of the environment
reincarnation the birth of the soul into another physical life
karma in Hinduism, the negative or positive effect one receives as a result of his or her actions
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