Terms and Questions:

Geographical and Linguistic Features of the Subcontinent



1.    Dravidian languages

2.    Indo-Aryan languages

3.    Sanskrit

4.    Punjab

5.    Indus

6.    Doab

7.    Ganges


1.    Name the three regions of the subcontinent and describe their main characteristics.  When four are given, what is the fourth?

2.    Describe the seasonal cycle in India

3.    Who were the first peoples and civilization to populate India, between 70,000 and 1600 BCE? (see Story of India website)

4.    Name the countries and seas that border contemporary India and be able to locate them on a map outline.