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Ancient South Asia

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Vedas
The oldest holy books of Hinduism that contains hymns and prayers
Reincarnation
The belief that a person's soul will be born again into a new life
Monsoons
Seasonal wind off the Indian Ocean and South Asia that brings rainy or dry seasons
Polytheistic
The belief in many gods
Caste
Social group that a person is born in to; cannot be changed
Aryan
Indo- European group who migrated to the Indus River Valley around 1500 BC
Sanskrit
Ancient language of India
Subcontinent
A large landmass that is part of a continent but in many ways has unique features
Buddha
Indian religious leader: founder of Buddhism.
Four Noble Truths
Basic teachings of Buddhism; dealing with the cause of suffering