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what region is so large and separated by water from other land areas what is it called? subcontinet
what highest peak, was remeasured in the late 1900's? mount Emverest
what season is rainy, which is late June through September? monsoon season
what sources in the Himalayas, they fan out to east and west through in the wide, flat plain called? indo-Ganges plains
what lies on the plain in Pakistan? Indus River Valley
in what region is diamond called? Deccan Plateau
what two cities were called home to a thousands of people? Harappa Mohenjo-Daro
what language did the Aryans speak? Sanskrit
what is another word for ''books of knowledge''? vedas
what was the process called when people lived on the food they grew? subsistence farming
what is the highest position in the Aryans society? Brahmins
who were the people that were given the lowest position? Sudras
who is said to have been founder of the Persian Empire? Cryrus ll
who followed Cyrus, brought the Persian Empire to India? Darius l
who took power in about 270 B.C.? Ashoka
what is the main religion in India? Hinduism
what are one of the oldest Vedas? Rig veda
what is one of the final destination of every thing in Hinduism? Brahman
what is called when a person goes from one life to the next? Reincarnation
what is it called when a lifelong social group into which he or she is born? caste
In the next century, Emperor Ashoka what is spread throughout south Asia Buddism
What did Ashoka become in the sixth century B.C.? The buddha
what was a town where you could sit under a tree? Bodh Gaya
what was or a state of good pure goodness? enlightenment
what is buddism based on? Four Noble Truths
what is Buddhists believe in? Eightfold path
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