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World History Chapter 7

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Sanskrit
language of ancient India
Brahman
great god of Hinduism
the wheel of life
the cycle of rebirths
Hinduism
the dominant religion in India
castes
rigid social groups
movable type
small carved separate blocks for printing created by the Chinese
Confucius
Chinese teacher taught that proper conduct could solve the problems of society
Samurai
Japanese warriors
Chinggis Kahn
the greatest Mongol conquerer and founder of the Mongol dominance
Swahili
the language that dominated the East Africa city-states
shogun
Japanese word for "great general"
Timbuktu
capital of Mali
polygamy
marriage of a man to more than one woman
Chandragupta
established the Mauryan Empire
Kubla Kahn
conquered china and established the Yuan Dynasty
Ivan III
Grand Prince of Moscow
ancestor worship
the cult religion in China
Himalayas
highest mountain range in the world
Indian Ocean
ocean at the tip of India
Indus and Ganges
two rivers in India that the ancient civilizations grew around
Siddhartha Gautama
founder of Buddhism
Terra Cotta Army
protected the first emperor in death
Scholars
the social group that was the most esteemed in the Chinese society
the Great Wall
the remarkable building achievement that occurred under the Quintillion's dynasty
Shintoism
worship of nature in Japan
The goal of an educated man in China was to work where
government

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