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World Geo II. Ch. 23-25.

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How many countries are in this region?
Seven
How were the Himilayan Mountains formed?
Subcontinent broke away from Africa & crashed into Asia
What river is sacred to the Hindus?
Ganges
What is the highest peak in the world?
What is it's elevation?
Everest, 29,028ft
This river flows west into India and Bangladesh.
Brahmaputra
What is the Khyber Pass?
Route between mountains in Pakistan and Afghanistan
What river joins with the Ganges to form a delta in Bangladesh?
Brahmaputra
What two mountain ranges block rain from reaching the Indian interior?
East & West Ghats
Where do most of the Indian people live?
Rular villages
How many languages are spoken in India?
Eighteen
What is a darma?
Moral duty of Hindus
This is the nickname for the city where's India's film industry is located.
Bollywood
What is India's largest city?
Bombay (18.3 million)
In 1971 East Pakistan became known as what?
Bangladesh
In this region, where is the highest concentration of population found?
Ganges Plain
who was the Mahatma, and what did he do?
Ghandy, helped give India its independence from Great Britain
What is the most densely populated country in this region?
Bangladesh
Which South Asian countries have a monarchy as their form of government?
Nepal and Bhutan
Describe the idea of reincarnation
Rebirth as another living until overcoming personal weaknesses and earthly desires
What religion are most people of Pakistan?
Muslim
What river in this region is known as culture hearth?
Hindus
What is the largest religious group in India?
Hindus
What language do most people speak in Bangladesh?
Bangali
Describe the idea of Karma
Every action has an equal reaction (good/bad deeds have good/bad consequences)
What area does India and Pakistan disagree about it's borders?
Kashmir
Which South Asia countries have nuclear capability?
India and Pakistan
What is jute
Jute is fiber used to make string, rope and cloth
What is the lowest class of Indian society?
Dalits
Describe the Green Revolution
In 1960's, sought to increase crop production in developing countries
Define Chipko
Tree hugged movement
What colonial power was once in control of much of South Asia?
Great Britain