Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Terms of the Day for September 9

  • Hinduism – a religion including the worship of several gods and a belief in reincarnation, the law of karma, and a universal spirit.
  • Champa Kingdom – (CHUM-pah) the kingdom of the Chams situated in what is now central Vietnam, lasting from the end of the 2nd to the start of the 19th century.
  • Khmer Empire – (kuh-MEH) one of the most powerful empires in Southeast Asia. The empire, which grew to power in the first millennium AD, at times ruled over parts of modern-day Laos, Cambodia, Thailand, Vietnam, Burma, and Malaysia.
  • Angkor – (ANG-core) meaning “Holy City”, a region of Cambodia that served as the seat of the Khmer Empire.  The region flourished from approximately the 9th to 15th centuries.
  • Mount Meru – (meh-ROO) in Hindu belief, a mountain at the center of the cosmos and home of the gods, around which the entire universe revolves.

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