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India Vocab Words

subcontinent large landmass that is smaller than a continent
monsoon seasonal wind in the Indian Ocean
raja Prince of India
Sanskrit written language of India
Vedas sacred book of India
guru teacher
text book
Varnas four social classes of India: high, middle, low, untouchables
Hinduism religion of India: focus reincarnation, karma, dharma
Buddhism religion of India spread to China; pray to Buddha
Brahman Universal Spirit worshiped by Hindus
reincarnation rebirth of the soul
karma force that decides what you will be in your next ilfe
dharma the work a person does in his/her life
Siddhartha Gautama man from India; the Buddha of India
Four Noble Truths four truths of Buddhism
Eightfold Path religious rules of Buddhism
Nirvana having perfect happiness and peace
Jainism religion of India that believes in nonviolence and respect for all living things
Gandhi Indian man who believed in Jainism
stupa Buddhist place of worship
pilgrim a person traveling to a holy site
Bhagavad Gita religious text of India part of the Mahabarata
Ashoka Ruler of India; promoted Buddhism; practiced nonviolence; made hospitals for people and animals
Ganges river of India; known to have healing powers
Indus major river of India
Brahamputra major river of India
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