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India Vocab. ERMS

India Vocabulary ERMS

Ahimsa Belief that all life is sacred
Brahma Creator
Karma Consequence of how someone lives their life
Peninsula Land that is surrounded on three sides by water.
Buddhism Religion based on giving up all desires to reach Nirvana
Subcontinent Large landmass that is smaller than a continent
Hinduism Religion based on doing no harm to living things; goal is spiritual perfection
Monsoons Strong winds that blow in one direction during the winter and a different direction during the summer
Nirvana State of wisdom
Reincarnation Belief that when you die a person will be reborn and return to earth either as a human or animal
Caste System of dividing people into classes of society
Plateau Area of level high ground
River Valley Valley formed by flowing water
Dessert Area of very little Rain
Himalayas Mountain Range that separates India from the rest Asia
Indian Ocean Body of water located to the South of India
Indus River Empties into the Arabian Sea
Ganges River Empties into the Indian Ocean



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