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Subcontinent
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A landmass, such as India, that is of great size but smaller than a continent.
Is a landmass that is a big size but smaller than a continent.
Is a great landmass such as India that is a big size but smaller then a continent.
Monsoon
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Monsoon

A strong wind that brings heavy rain to southern Asia in the summer.
Strong winds that bring heavy rain to Asia in the summer time.
A very strong wind that brings very heavy rain and can flood towns.
Plateau
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Plateau

A flat area of land that is elevated, or raised, above the land around it.
A flat land that is elevated above the other land around it.
A flat are of land that is elevated than the rest of the land in the area.
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A huge mass of ice that slowly slides over a land area.
A piece of ice slowly slides over a land area.
A piece of ice that slowly slide over a land area.
Hinduism
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India's first major religion.
India's first major religion is Hinduism.
India's first major religion that was started by Prince Siddhartha, or the Buddha.
Dharma
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One of the basic beliefs of Hinduism that stands for law, obligation, and duty.
Dharma is the balance between good and evil.
The balance if good and evil that keeps peace in the world.
Brahman
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In Hinduism, the one supreme power, or divine force, that everything is a part of.
In Hinduism Brahman is the one supreme power that everything is a part of.
Brahman is the one power of divine force.
deity
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In Hinduism, the forms that represent the various qualities of Brahman.
In Hinduism, that represent the various qualities of Brahman.
Deity, is the forms that represent the various qualities of Brahman.
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In Hinduism, the belief that how a person lives will affect their next life.
In Hinduism religion, the belief that the good and bad things people do in their life will affect their next life.
In Hinduism religion, karma is what people do good and bad which will affect their next life.
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In Hinduism, the belief in a continuous cycle of birth, death, and rebirth.
In Hinduism religion, the belief in a continuous cycle of birth, death, and rebirth.
Samsara is the cycle of birth, death, and rebirth something called reincarnation.
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A collection of Ancient India writings.
The collection of Ancient India writings.
Vedas are Ancient India writings.
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An ancient language of India.
A ancient language of India.
Sanskrit is the Ancient India language.
caste
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A class, or group, in Hindu society.
A class in the Hindu society.
Caste is the different Hindu classes
reincarnation
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The cycle of birth death and rebirth.
The endless cycle of birth, death, and rebirth.
Reincarnation is the cycle of birth, death, and rebirth.
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A journey to a holy place.
A trip to a very holy place.
A LONG journey to a holy place.
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A religion of India begun by Prince Siddhartha, or the Buddha.
A religion of India started by Prince Siddhartha, or the Buddha.
A religion begun in India that begun a LOOOOONNNNNGGGG time ago by Prince Siddhartha, or the Buddha.
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A man originally named Siddhartha Gautama who lived in India from about 563 to 483 B.C.E. and began the religion of Buddhism.
A prince originally named Siddhartha Gautama who lived in India from about 563 to 483 B.C.E. and began the religion of Buddhism.
The Buddha was a prince named Siddhartha Gautama who lived in India from about 563 B.C.E. to 483 B.C.E. and started a new religion of Buddhism and became the Buddha.
Prince Siddhartha
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Prince Siddhartha was a prince and never went outside until he was 29 and saw suffering.
Prince Siddhartha was a prince who never left the castle until he was 29 and saw suffering
Prince Siddhartha was a royal prince who wasn't allowed to go outside until he was 29 after he became a father. When he was outside of the castle, he saw suffering and he gave up wordly pleasure and became the Buddha.
ascetic
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A person who gives up wordly pleasure.
Someone who gives up pleasure.
Ascetic is a person who gives up wordly pleasure.
alms
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Goods given to the poor.
Help the poor.
A person who gives some of their wealth to the poor.
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To live in spiritual enlightenment.
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To live spiritual enlightenment.
Enlightenment is to live in a spiritual enlightenment.
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An ideal state of happiness and peace.
A place of peace and happiness.
Nirvana is a place of peace and happiness.
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To make into a whole
To make something a whole.
Unification is to make something a whole.
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An empire that flourished in India from about 322 to 187 B.C.E.
An empire that started in India from about 322 and ended around 187 B.C.E.
The Mauryan Empire that started in India around 322 and ended around 187 B.C.E.
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A command that is obeyed like a law.
A command that people obey like a law.
Edicts are commands that people obey like a law.
monks
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A holy man who devotes his life to religious practice.
A man who devotes his life to religious practice.
Monks are men who devote their lives to religious practice.