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Title: Chapter 4 Ancient India Vocabulary


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Chapter 4 Ancient India Vocabulary
  • Quiz Friday January 7th!

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Subcontinent
  • A large landmass that just out from a continent

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Monsoon
  • A strong wind that blows across East Asia at
    certain times of the year.

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Citadel
  • A fortress in a city

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Migrate
  • To move from one place to settle in another area

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Caste
  • A social class of people

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Brahman
  • A single spiritual power that Hindus believe
    lives in everything

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Avatar
  • A representation of a Hindu god or goddess in
    human or animal form

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Reincarnation
  • The rebirth of the soul in the body of another
    living being

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Dharma
  • The religious and moral duties of Hindus

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Ahimsa
  • The Hindu idea of non-violence

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Meditate
  • The focus of the mind inward in order to find
    spiritual awareness or relaxation

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Nirvana
  • The lasting peace that Buddhists seek by giving
    up selfish desires

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Missionary
  • A person who spreads his or her religious beliefs
    to others

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Maurya Empire
  • Indian empire found by Chandragupta, beginning
    with his kingdom in northeastern India and
    spreading to most of northern and central India

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Convert
  • To change ones beliefs in particular, to change
    from one religion to another

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Tolerance
  • Freedom from prejudice
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