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Unit 8 World Geo.

Voabulary Unit 8

Himalaya Mountains A Mountain Range In South Asia That Includes Mount Everest,The World's Tallest Mountain Peakk
Subcontinent A LandMass That Is Like A Continent, Only Smaller, Such AS South Asia, Which Is The Indian Subcontinent.
Alluvi Plains Land That Is Rich Farmland, Composed Of Clay, Silt,Sand,Or Gravel Depositeed By Running Water
Archipelago A Set Of Closely Grouped Islands
Atoll A Ring Like Coral Or Strings Of Small Islands Surrounding A Lagoon
Monsoon A Seasonal Wind, Especially In South Asia
Cyclone A Violent Storm With Fierce Winds And Heavy Rain:The Most Extreme Weather Pattern Of South Asia
Hinduism The Dominant Religion Of India
Ganges Riverr River In South Asia;AN Important Water Resource Flowing More Than 1,500 Miles From Its Source In A Himalayan Glacier To The Bay Of Bengal
Storm Surgee High Water Level Brought By A Cyclone That Swamps Low-Lying Areas
Estuaryy A Broadend Seaward End Of A River, Where The River's Current Meet The Ocean's Tides
Mughal Empire The Muslim Empire Established By The Early 1500s Over Much Of India, Which Brought New Customs That Conflicted Native Hindus
Raj The Period Of The British Rule In India, Which Lasted 200 Years
NonViolent Resistance A Movement That Uses All Means Of Protest Except Violence
Land Reform A Naturally Formed Feature Surface Of The Earth
Greeen Revolution An Agricultural Proram Launched By Scientists In The 1960s To Develop Higher-Yielding Grain Varieties And Improve Food Production By Incorporating New Farming Techniques
Caste System The Aryan System Of Social Classes In India And One Of The Cornerstone Of Hinduism In Which Each Person Is Born Into A Caste And Can Only Move Into Different Caste Through Recarination
Constitutional Monarchy Gov. In Which The Ruler's Powers Are Limited By A Constitution And The Laws Of A Nation
Indus Valley Civilization Largest Of The World's First Civilazations In What Now Is Pakistan
Partition Division Into 2 Or More Territorial Units Having Seperate Political Status
Kashmmir Region Of Northern India And Pakistan Over Which Several Destructive Wars Have Been Fought
Microcredit Small Loan Available Too Poor Entrepreneurs, To Help Small Businesses Grow
Entrepreneur Person Who Starts And Builds A Business
Ramadan Islamic Practice Of Month-Long Fasting From Sun Up Too Sundown
Sherpa Person Of Tibetaan Ancestry In Nepal
Siddhartha Gautama Founder Of Buddhism And Known As Buddah
Mandala In Tobetan Buddhism, A Geometric Design That Symbolizes The Universe And Aids In Meditation
Sinhalese Indo-Aryan People
Tamils A Dravidian Hindu, Who Arrived In Sri Lanka In The Fourth Century, Settling In The North While The Sinhalese Moved Further South
Sultan Ruler Of A Muslim Country
Basic Necessities Food,Clothing, And Shelter
Illieracy The Ability To Read Or Write
Summer Monsoon Seasons When Winds Blow From Thw Southwest Across The Indian Ocean Toward South Asia, From June Through September , With Winds Stirring Up Powerful Storms And Causing Severe Flooding
Winter Monsoon Seasons When Dry Winds Blow From The Northeast Across The Himalyas Towards The Sea From October Through February, Sometimes Causing Droughts
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