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WH Asia Vocabulary
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a vast semiarid grass-covered plain, usually lightly wooded, as found in southeastern Europe and Siberia.
a group of families who claim descent from a common ancestor
A Mongol ruler
a Muslim warrior who fought to expand the frontiers of the Muslim state
the ruler of a Muslim country, specially the former Ottoman Empire
the senior advisor or prime minister who advises the sultan on state matters
a governing council in a Muslim country, especially the Ottoman Imperial Council
an enslaved soldier in the elite Ottoman infantry or government service
a partially self-governing group of non-Muslims in the Ottoman Empire; the most common of _______ were Armenian, Greek Orthodox, and Jewish
a fixed payment for services paid on a regular basis
a set of beliefs, based on the teachings of Confucius, the focused on proper conduct, respect for elders, scholarship, and government service
A religion based on the teachings of Siddhartha Gautama; it stresses that suffering is a basic part of life, that life is a cycle of death and rebirth, and that suffering can be overcome
a belief system based on the teachings of Laozi; it emphasis living in harmony with nature and being content with one's life.
a member of a privileged class having inherited wealth and high social position
a system in which people are chosen for jobs and promoted on the basis of their performance
a command or instruction from an authority; an order to govern
any form of money being used as a medium of exchange
an economy in which cash is the most common item exchanged for goods
a ruler who holds absolute power and uses it abusively
the condition of being separated from a group
a Japanese religion whose followers believe that all things in the natural world are filled with divine spirits
a person who rules a monarch during periods of illness and absence, or during the monarch's extreme youth
a person who takes part in the highly refined social life of a court
a line of military leader who ruled Japan under the nominal leadership of the emperor until 1868
the lord of a larger agricultural estate in feudal Japan who supported the shogun
the feudal military aristocracy of Japan, from the term meaning "those who serve"
a religious body consisting of a group of congregations having the same faith
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