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Ch. 12: New Empires in Asia

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archipelago
a group or chain of islands
complex
a group of buildings
Grand Canal
a link between the Huang He and Chang rivers in China
grand mufti
a Muslim religious leader
daimyo
a head of Japanrese family owning large areas of land
monsoon
seasonal winds that bring rain in southern Asia
samurai
a Japanese soldier/knight
shah
a Persian word meaning "emperor"
Shinto
a Japanese religion
shogun
a Japanese military leader
porcelain
a type of fine/expensive pottery
sultan
supreme ruler of the Ottoman empire
steppe
a dry, grassy, treeless plain in Asia and eastern Europe
peninsula
an area of land almost surrounded by water
Himalaya
world's highest mountain range found in Asia
Tibetan Plateau
a high plateau in Asia north of the Himalayas