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Chapter 3 SS

Rajah An Aryan tribal cheif
Loess Fine windblown yellow sand
Silkmaking First archived by the Chinese
Subcontinent Large land mass that juts from a continent
Caste A social group into which people are born and from which they cannot change
Clan A group of families who claim a common ancestor
Brahman A single spiritual power that resides in all things
Dynastic cycle The term describing the rise and fall of dynisties
Chinese system of writing Was difficult to learn because it used thousands of characters
Indus and Gunges River these two rivers influenced the Indian civilization.
Indus Valley Civilization had well-planned cities. This civilization disappeared without a trace and was only rediscovered in 1922.
Aryan social classes Aryan social classes were divided by occupation.
Vedic Age during this age, the Aryans changed from nomads to farmers.
Mahabharata a blend of Indian history, mythology, and religion.
Mandate of Heaven An idea behind the dynastic cycle.
Mohenjo-Daro had a well-organized government.
Decline of Indus Valley Civilization ecological or nature disaster.
Haung He River was nicknamed the “river of sorrows” because it flooded and destroyed crops.
Feudalism local lords exercised great power under
Mystic Devotes his or her life to seeking spiritual truth.
Calligraphy An artistic form of handwriting done with ink and a brush.
Ideography The term for a sign that expresses a thought or an idea.
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