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Unit 8 - South Asia


The population of Asia is ___ times bigger than the US. 4
is a large landmass that is part of a continent but is a distinct form subcontinent
flood plain on which flooding rivers deposit rich soil alluvial plain
seasonal winds that bring warm moist air from the oceans in summer monsoons
storms with heavy rains and high winds cyclone
India's population. 1 billion
India is the _ most populous. 2nd
____ is the most densely populated country in South Asia. Bangladesh
social groups that define ones occupation and social standing in the Hindu society jati
In Pakistan and Bangladesh more than _ percent are Muslim. 90%
ethnic group from Nepal that are noted for their mountain climbing skills sherpas
Name India's largest city. Calcutta- 1st largest city; Bombay- 2nd largest; Delhi- 3rd largest
system in S. Asian society where people are divided into groups based on occurence which determine ones social standings, marriage choices, and other actions caste system
person's moral duty which guides one's life dharma
Hindu beleif that all good actions will be rewarded and bad deeds will be punished karma
Hindu beleif that people are reborn repeatedly in dfferent forms until they have overcome all their weaknesses and earthly desires reincarnated
creator of Buddhism Siddartha Gautama
Buddha means awakened one
ultimate state of peace and innsight toward which people strive in Buddhism nirvana
allowed the British to get a handhold in India East India Company
British-trained lawyer that helped lead India to independence Mohandas K. Gandhi
Mahatma means... great soul
Former name of Bangladesh was... Pakistan
The Present Pakistan used to be... West Pakistan
Sri Lanka used to be... Ceylon
What two forms of government can be found in S. Asia today? democracy and monarchy
Name the 6 religions of South Asia: Hinduism, Islam, Buddhism,Sikhism, Jainism, and Christianity
In the Hindu religion what animal is sacred? cows
one of the most beautiful buildings in the world Taj Mahal
The Taj Mahal was built in... Agra, India
farming just enough crop for oneself or ones family subsistence farming
The major food in S. Asia is... rice
The world's 2nd largest producer of rice. India
The world's fourth largest producer of rice. Bangladesh
those crops grown to be sold cash crops
2 of the world's largest producers of rice India and Sri Lanka
destruction of forest lands deforestation
Where can the Bengal tiger still be found? Bangladesh
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