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Wld Geo Unit 8

Unit 8 Vocab.

Himalaya Mtns. In Nepal: tallest mtns. in the wld.
subcontinent large landmass that is smaller than a continent
alluvial plain lands that are rich farmlands
archopelago island group of more than 1,200 islands
atoll low lying, surronded by coral reefs and shallow lagoons
hinduism ploythestic religon of most Indians
storm surge High waters that soak low lying lands
Ganges River sacred, important waterway: very polluted
estuary arm of the sea at the lower end of a river
raj period of direct British control
nonviolent resistance protest mvmt. that does not use violence
land reform more balanced dist. of land between farmers
Green Revolution produced moire crops w/ tech.
caste system Aryan system of social classes
Indus Valley Civilization largest of wlds. 1st civilizations
partition division of British India
Kashmere territory of conflict between India and Pakistan
microcredit policy of making small loans to enrtepreneursw
entrepreneur person who starts/owns a small buisness
Ramadan month-long period of fasting from sun-up to sun-down
constitutional monarchy gov. in which the monarchs power is limited by a constitution
sherpa mountain guides of the Everest Region
Siddhartha Gautama Buddha: born on presrent-day boundaries of Nepal and India
mandala geometric designs that aid in medetation
Sinhalese people from Sri Lanka
Tamils Dravadian Hindus from S. India
Sultan muslim rulers
basic necessities food, clothing and shelter: what a person needs to live
illitracy the inabitity to read
summer monsoon winds bring water over Indian Ocean
winter monsoon Winds bring water across Himalayas
Created by: Jacques



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