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Flashcards in Ch3 Vocab Deck (39):
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Plateau

Raised area of land that is flat on top

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Monsoon

Seasonal wind

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Veneration

Special regard(respect)

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Caste

System of ranking into which you are born and cannot change, based on your job

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Brahman

The single spiritual power that resides in all things

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Mystic

Person who devotes to communicating to the gods

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Rajah

Skilled war leader

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Vedas

Sacred text of aryon

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Brahmin

Priest

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Kshatriyas

Warriors

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Vaiyas

Herders,farmers,and artisans

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Sudras

A group of people that have no heritage

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Indra

Chief god of aryans

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Atman

Another name for brahman

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Moksha

The ultimate goal of hinduesem

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Reincarnation

Rebirth of soul an another form

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Karma

Actions that impact your next life

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Dharma

Duties and responabilities

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Ahimsa

Nonviolence

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Nirvana

The ultimate goal of buidism

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Sect

Subgroup of major religion groups

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Jainsim

Sect. Of hinduism that drauticed

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Siddhartha gautama

Founder of buddhism

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Four noble truths

The basic teachings of buddhism

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8 fold path

Guidelines for living a good life

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Theravada

Strict form of buidism

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Mahayana

Form of buddhism for ordinary people

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Dissent

Ideas that oppose those of the government

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Missionaries

People sent to do religious work in a foreign country

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Golden age

Period of great cultural achievement

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Decimal system

System of numbers based on 10

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Stupas

Large domelike buddhist shrines

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Shakuntala

A play by kalidasa during the gupta dynasty

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Chandragupta

A young adventurer

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Asoka

Chandraguptas grandson fought a war then turned buddhist

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Joint family

Family organization in which several generations share a common delling

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Untouchables

People that are impure

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Dowry

Payment to the bridegroom

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Subcontinent

A large landmass that sticks out from a continent