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48441 students unit8

world geogrphy

Himalaya Mountains a mountain range in south asia that icludes mount everest, the world's tallest mountain peak.
subcontinent a landmass taht is like a continent, only smaller, such as south asia, wich is called the indian subcontinent.
allavial plain land taht is rich farmland, composed of clay, silt, sand, or gravel deposite by running water.
archipelago a set of closely gruped islands.
atoll a ringlike coral island or string of small islands surounding a lagoon.
monsoon a seasonal wind, especially in south asia.
cyclone a violent storm with firce winds and heavy rain; the most extreme weather pattern of south asia.
hinduism the domiunant region if india.
ganges river river in south asia; an important water resource flowing more than 1500 miles from its source in a himalayan glacier to the bayb of bengal.
storm surge high warer level brougth by a cyclone that swamps low-lying areas.
estuary a broadned seaward and of a river, where the river's currents meet the ocean's tides.
mughal empire the musulim empire established by the early 1500s over much if india, which brought with it new customs that somethimes conflicted with those of native hindus.
raj the period of british rule in india, which lasted for nearly 200 years, from 1857 to 1947
nonviolent resistence a movement that uses all means of protest except violence.
land reform the process of breaking up large landholdings to attain a more balance land distribution among farmers.
green revolution an agricultural program launched by scientist bin the 1960s to develop higher-yielding grain varieties and improve food production by incorporating new farming teachniques.
castle system the ayran system of social classes in india and one of the cornerstones if hinduisum in which each person is born into a caste and can only move into a different caste through reincartion
indus valley civilization the largest of the world's first civilization in what is now pakistan; this was a highly developed urban civilization, lasting from 2500 b.c. to about 1500 b.c.
partition separation; division into two or more territorial units having separate political status.
kashmir a region of northern india and pakistan over which several destructive wars have been fought.
microcredit a small sloan available to poor entrepreneus, to help small bisenesses grow and rise living standards.
entrepreneur a person who starts and built a business.
ramadan an islamic practice of month-long fasting from sunup to sundown.
constitutional monarchacy a govermental in which.
sherpa A person of tideran ancestry in nepal, who serves as the traditional mountain guide of the mount evrest region
siddhartha gautama the fouder of buddhism and known as the buddha , born born in southern nepal in the six century b.c
mandala in tibetan buddhism, a geometric design that symbolize the universe and aids in meditation
sinhalese an ondo-aryan people who crossed the strait separating india and sri lanka in the six century b.c and who created an advanced civilization there, adopting buddhaism.
tamils dravidian hindu who arrived in sri lanka in the forth century setting
sultan a ruler of a muslim country.
basic necessities food, clothing, and shelter
illiteracy the inability to read or write
summer monsoon the season when winds blow from the southwest across the indian ocean toward sothd asia, from june through september, with winds stirring up powerful storms and causing severe flooding.
winter monsoon the season when dry winds blow from the northeast across the himalaya mountains toward the sea from october through february, somethimes causing drough
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