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sultan a Muslim sovereign
gentry people of a specified class or group.
dowry property or money brought by a bride to her husband on their marriage.
pagoda a Hindu or Buddhist temple or sacred building, typically a many-tiered tower, in India and East Asia. an ornamental imitation of this.
steppe a large area of flat unforested grassland in southeastern Europe or Siberia.
abacus an oblong frame with rows of wires or grooves along which beads are slid, used for calculating.
hangul the Korean alphabet, created in the 15th century by Sejong the Great. It is the official writing system of South Korea and North Korea.
literacy rate how much of the country has the ability to read and write
archipelago a sea or stretch of water containing many islands
tsunami a long high sea wave caused by an earthquake, submarine landslide, or other disturbance.
selective borrowing an example of cultural diffusion when a country is able to choose which aspects of culture they want to bring to their own country.
samurai the military nobility and officer caste of medieval and early-modern Japan. In Japanese, they are usually referred to as bushi
bushido the code of honor and morals developed by the Japanese samurai.
kana the system of syllabic writing used for Japanese, having two forms, hiragana and katakana.
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