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Ch 6 Vocab.

A subcontinent is a large landmass that is smaller than a continent
Monsoons are seasonal wind patterns that cause wet and dry seasons
Sanskrit is the most important language of ancient India
The caste system is divides Indian society into groups based on a person's birth, wealth, or occupation
Reincarnation is the process when a spirit is reborn many times each into a different body and life
Karma is the effects that good or bad actions have on a person's soul
Fasting is when someone goes without food for a period of time
Meditation is the focus of the mind on spiritual ideas
Nirvana is a state of perfect peace
Missionaries are people that spread their religious beliefs
Metallurgy is the science of working with metals
Alloys are mixtures of two or more metals
Hindu-Arabic numerals are the numerals we use today
Inoculation is injecting a person with a small dose of a virus to help him or her build up defenses to a disease
Astronomy is the study of stars and planets
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