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22 Cards in this Set

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A large landmass that is geographically separated from the rest of a continent. The Himalyas separate India from the rest of Asia.
Indus River
River that flows from Tibet through the Himalyas and into the Arabian Sea
Indus Plain
Vast dry region south of the HImalyas that is made fertile by the deposits of silt from the Indus River...birthplace of the Harappan civilization
World's highest mountain range...forms northern border of the Indian subcontinent
A massive fort
To move from one place to another to live
Ancient city located in the Indus a large area known as the Harappan civilization
City in Indus Valley area that's name means Mound of the Dead
Ancient Indian language
One of the world's oldest religions. Stresses that one main force connects all life. Grew from the beliefs of ancient Aryan people
Ancient books of sacred songs on which much of the Hindu religious beliefs are based
Caste System
Social system in Hindu society in which a person's place is determined by the rank of the family into which he/she is born
Hindu belief that people move ina constant cycle of life, death, and rebirth
Hindu laws and duties that guide the behavior of each caste member
A religion founded in India by Siddhartha Gautama ...teaches that the most important thing in life is to reach peace by ending suffering
A man who devotes his life to a religious group often giving up all he owns
In Hinduism and Buddhism, the end result of a person's good and bad acts which determines their rebirth
Four Noble Truths
In Buddhism, the principles that rule lif and promise an end to suffering
Eightfold Path
In Buddhism, the basic rules of behavior and belief leading to an end of suffering
Middle Way
In Buddhism, a way of life neither too strict nor too easy that results from following the Eightfold Path
Siddhartha Gautama
Ancient Indian religious leader known as Buddha or Enlightened One...founded the religion of Buddhism
Ancient kingdom in northern India...where Siddhartha Gautama is said to have been born