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subcontinent

Bigger than a peninsula but smaller than a continent

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monsoon

A seasonal wind caused by the heating and cooling of large land masses

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Hinduism

Emphasizes reincarnation a supreme being with many forms and the caste system

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Sikhism

An Indian religion founded by Nanak that tries to combine the teachings of Hinduism with Islam

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caste

A system that assigns people to different classes

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Brahmins

Priests and teachers who occupy the highest caste of Hinduism

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untouchables

The lowest class of Hinduism

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reincarnation

A constant cycle of birth and death each person supposedly lives one life after another

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karma

The total effect of a persons actions

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gurus

Spiritual leaders

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Jainism

A mix of Hinduism and Buddhism

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satyagraha

Nonviolent protests

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typhoon

A hurricane that occurs over the waters near Eastern Asia

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tsunami

A title wave

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animism

Religious beliefs that ascribe spiritual powers to animals and plants

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William Carey

The first modern missionary in India

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Punjab

Contains the Punjab plains

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Mahatma Gandhi

Was assassinated by a Hindu

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Jawarharlal Nehru

Established a secular federal republic

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Kashmir

A small country

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Taj Mahal

A monument

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Sherpas

Frequently hired as guides

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Gurkhas

Famed for their fighting

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How do the mountains along the northern borders affect the climate of South Asia?

They stop the rain and it drops of Southern Asia

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Why is India called the world's largest democracy?

It is the largest nation with a democracy

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What is the major religion of Pakistan?

Islam

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What country split from Pakistan in 1971? Why?

Bangladesh

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What mountain range contains 250 of the highest mountains in the world?

Himalayas

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What issue more than any other divides India and it's neighbors?

Religion

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What type of government does India have?

A federal republic