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Asian History Glossary A-C

Glossary of terms related to the History of Asia, from your About.com Guide to Asian History. Terms from A-C, "Ainu" to "Crusades."

Abbasid Caliphate
Glossary definition of the Abbasid Caliphate from your About.com Guide to Asian History.

Achaemenid Empire
Glossary definition and brief history of the Achaemenid Empire from your About.com Guide to Asian History.

Ainu
Glossary entry of the term "Ainu" from your About.com Guide to Asian History.

Alawis
Glossary definition of the term Alawi from your About.com Guide to Asian History.

Anatolia
Glossary definition of the term "Anatolia" from your About.com Guide to Asian History.

Angkor Wat
Glossary definition of the term "Angkor Wat" from your About.com Guide to Asian History.

Assassins
Glossary definition of the term "Assassins" from your About.com Guide to Asian History.

Bactria
Bactria is a historic region of Central Asia, which saw such famous leaders as Alexander the Great and Cyrus the Great conquer it. Today the name is perhaps most closely associated with Bactrian (two-humped) camels.

Baekje
Glossary definition of "Baekje" from your About.com Guide to Asian History.

Bakufu
Glossary definition of the term bakufu from your About.com Guide to Asian History.

Basij
Glosssary definition of Iran's "Basij" from your About.com Guide to Asian History.

Bedouin
Glossary definition of the term "bedouin" from your About.com Guide to Asian History.

Bengal
Where is Bengal? Learn more about this region of the Indian Subcontinent here.

Boxer Rebellion
Glossary definition of the "Boxer Rebellion" from your About.com Guide to Asian History.

Brahmins
Glossary definition of the word brahmin from your About.com Guide to Asian History.

Burakumin
Definition of the term burakumin from your About.com Guide to Asian History.

Burma
Glossary definition of the term "Burma" from your About.com Guide to Asian History.

Bushido
Glossary definition of the term "bushido" from your About.com Guide to Asian History.

Byzantium
Glossary definition of the term "Byzantium" from your About.com Guide to Asian History.

Caliph
Who were the caliphs? Definition of the term caliph from your About.com Guide to Asian History.

Ceylon
Glossary definition of the term "Ceylon" from your About.com Guide to Asian History.

Chaebol
Glossary definition of the term chaebol, a South Korean business model, from your About.com Guide to Asian History.

Chaikhana
Glossary definition of the term "chaikhana" from your About.com Guide to Asian History.

Cossack
Definition of the term "Cossack" from your About.com Guide to Asian History.

Crusades
Glossary definition of the phrase "The Crusades" from your About.com Guide to Asian History.

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