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Geo: South Asia Vocabulary

Mrs. Hall 7th Grade Geography Bethany Middle School
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cultural hearth
area where an ancient civilization began then spread
monsoon
strong winds that bring rain in the summer and dry weather in the winter
reincarnation
belief that people are born again in another life form
subcontinent
big chunk of a continent that is clearly different than the rest
industrial waste
trash and pollution produced by industry
cremation
the burning of dead bodies
partition
the dividing of land into parts
outsourcing
hiring workers in another country to do work instead of using in-country workers
interdependence
connected to and depending on each other
funeral pyre
wood structure used to cremate
nuclear war
fought with nuclear weapons - extremely destructive
conventional war
fought with non-nuclear weapons
typhoon
a Pacific or Indian Ocean hurricane
caste system
strict social class system