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geography
the science that deals with land, weather, bodies of water, and plant and animal life
silt
a rich layer of soil left behind after a flood
fertile
able to grow crops
scribe
in ancient times, a person who could read and write
peninsula
land surrounded by water on three sides
hymn
a song of praise
monsoon
seasonal winds
cycle
events that keep happening one after another
pass
an open place in a mountain
religious
having to do with a belief in a higher being
subcontinent
a large piece of land that is somewhat smaller than a continent
reincarnation
the rebirth of the soul into a new body
alabaster
a stone through which light can shine
caste
a class of people in India
ivory
the name for the tusks or teeth of animals like the elephant and the walrus
irrigate
to bring water to fields and crops
artisan
a person who makes useful, and often beautiful, objects for everyday use
noble
a person of high birth
jade
a precious stone that is usually green
development
growth of something
invade
to attack or march into another country
transport
to move from one place to another
dynasty
a family that rules a country over a long period of time
create
to make something
symbol
something that stands for something else
expel
to throw or send out of something
isolate
to keep apart or away from others
plateau
a flat area that rises above the land close by
canal
a waterway made by humans
Hinduism
the main religion of India that stresses the belief in the Vedas
character
in language, a symbol that means something
the Vedas
the earliest written records about life in India; contains the legends and religious beliefs of the ancient human inhabitants of India
millet
a type of grain
patio
an inner room open to the sky
district
a certain area of a place
tablet
a flat writing pad
pictogram
a picture symbol, or figure; a type of early writing