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Lippy - Unit 3 India

TermDefinition
monsoon strong winds that blow in one direction in the winter (cold, dry air), and the opposite direction in the summer (warm, wet air)
subcontinent land that is part of a continent but separate because of physical features like high mountains (*India is separated from Asia by the Himalaya and Hindu Kush Mountains)
Indus River A river in South Asia that flows from the Himalayas to the Arabian Sea. (silt makes it brown)
silt A mixture of fertile soil and tiny rocks that can make land ideal for farming
Himalayas THE HIGHEST MOUNTAINS IN THE WORLD, which stretch along northern India, separating it from the rest of Asia.
Indus River The river for which India is named
Irrigation A way of supplying water to an area of land (Farmers in India used canals)
Agriculture Farming; growing crops and raising livestock
Ganges River River that runs by the base of the Himalayas
Arabian Sea The Indus River empties into this body of water
Bay of Bengal The Ganges River empties into this body of water
Hindu Kush Mountains Mountains north of the Indus River Valley
Khyber Pass Mountain pass between modern day India and Pakistan
Pakistan This modern day country is to the west of India. Ancient India was partially in this country.
Harappa Northern city in ancient India
Mohenjo-Daro This ancient city had the Great Bath
China This country is north of India and is a place where Buddhism spread
Indian Ocean This body of water is south of India
Created by: MrsLippy