Hinduism/Buddhism Vocab Kara Gabrielse

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Subcontinent
large landmass that is smaller than a continent
Mount Everest
highest mountain in the world
Ganges River
India's most important river
Delta
landform at the mouth of a river created by sediment deposits
Indus River
creates fertile plane known as Indus River Valley
monsoons
seasonal winds that bring either moist of dry air
Caste system
divided Indian society into groups based on a person's birth, wealth, or occupation.
8. Reincarnation
process of rebirth
9. Karma
the effects that good or bad actions on a person's soul
10. Nonviolence
the avoidance of violent actions
Fasting
going without food
12. Meditation
focusing of the mind on spiritual ideas
13. Nirvana
state of perfect peace
14. missionaries
people who work to spread their religious beliefs
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