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Ancient India

Vocabulary from the unit on ancient India
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subcontinent
a large landmass that juts out from a continent
monsoon
a strong wind that blows across East Asia at certain times of the year
citadel
a fortress in a city
migrate
to move from one place to settle in another area
caste
(Hinduism) a hereditary social class among Hindus
avatar
a representation of a Hindu god or goddess in human or animal form
reincarnation
the rebirth of the soul in the body of another living being
dharma
the religious and moral duties of Hindus
ahimsa
the Hindu idea of nonviolence
brahman
a single spiritual power that Hindus believe lives in everything