It is separated from the rest of Asia by India is a large country the Himalayan in southern Asia Mountains.Because it is so big and cutoff from the rest of thecontinent, it is called asubcontinent. To the southof India is the Indian Ocean.
December to March ColdApril to May Very hot (Often over100 degrees)June to September MonsoonseasonOctober to November less rain MONSOONS Monsoons are huge rain storms that come in from the Indian Ocean. They bring enough rain to supply water for the whole year. These storms have strong
India is the second most populous country in the world, with over 1.21 billion people.“Only thecontinent of Africa exceeds the linguistic, genetic and cultural diversity of the nation of India” Some of the largest cities are: Mumbai, Delhi, Bengaluru and Hyderabad.
THERE ARE FOUR MAJOR FAMILIES OF LANGUAGES:Indo-European, Dravidian, Austro-Asiaticand Tibeto-Burman languages. In total, there are 1,652 languages and dialects spoken in India. – 43% of the Hindus speak Hindi while the rest speak other languages. –Almost 45% of the Muslims speak Urdu. –About one-third of the Christians speak Malayalam.India has more than two thousand ethnicgroups.Modern anthropologists classify Indians as belonging toone of four major ethno-racial groups:Caucasoids, Australoids, Mongoloids and Negritos.
WOMEN SARIS Wear beutiful saris. MEN Their clothing is brightly Men usually wear dhotis. Theycolored. For special events, are loose pants, similar to women wear saris with pajamas. In big cities, men wear American style clothing gold embroidery and sequins. WOMEN JEWELRY CHILDREN Indian women love to wearChildren wear jeans, T-shirts, and jewelry. They wear earrings, skirts at home. They usually nose rings, bangles (bracelets), have uniforms for school. anklets, rings, necklaces, and even jewelry in their hair!
Throughout its history, religion hasbeen an important part of thecountrys culture. Religiousdiversity and religioustolerance are both established inthe country by law and custom. Avast majority of Indians associatethemselves with a religion. RELIGIONS (%) Hinduism Islam Christianity Sikhim Buddhism Jainism
•Long ago, India was ruled by Mogul emperors. Then the empire fell apart into smaller Brahm kingdoms, ruled by ins maharajas. King •By the Chatrias 1600’s, EuropEans had come into India toBrahmins trade for Indian Vaisias spices, silks, cotton cloth, and tea. Feudal •In 1857, the British Sudrasaristocracy took control of India and ruled there until
•Most popular sport:cricket•Diwali festival of lights•Hollywood? NO!!•Amazing wildlife