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Subcontinent
like a continenet, only smaller
alluvial plain
rich farland w/ elements deposited by running water
Archipelago
a set of closely grouped islands
Atoll
ring like coral island or small islands surrounding a lagoon
Monsoon
A seasonal wind
Cyclone
Violent storm w/ fearce winds and heavy rain
Storm surge
high water level brought by cyclones that occurs in low lying areas
Estuary
Where rivers/currents meet the ocean's tides
Mughal Empire
Muslum empire in India that brought w/ it new customs
Raj.
British rule in India that lasted for bout 200 years
Green Revolution
agricultrual program by scientists to produce more grain varieties and improve food production/farming techniques
Caste system
Aryan system of social classes in INdia where ppl born into a cast and can only move to a different one through reincarnation
Sinhalese
Indo-Aryan ppl who created an advanced civilazation adopting budhism
Tamils
A Dravidian Hindo who setled in the northffffff
Sultan
A ruler of a muslum country
Partition
seperation, division innnnto 2 or more territorial units having seperate political status