MFMS Ch6 India

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The early civilizations of India (2500 B.C. - 700 B.C.)

subcontinent

is a large landmass that is smaller than a continent

river system

consists of a main river and all of its branches

monsoon

a seasonal wind pattern

rely

to depend on

import

means to bring goods in from another land

export

means to send goods out to another land for sale

Mohenjo-Daro

means "Hill of the Dead"

similar

almost the same

caste

is a fixed social class into which a person is born

untouchables

a class of workers below the Sudras

natural barrier

tall mountains

Cultural Diffusion

How Hinduism spread over time to other regions as people migrated from one place to another

dharma

this is what Hindus call their "duties"

consist

to be formed or made up of

Indo-Aryans

they brought a new culture to the Indus Valley

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