Geography World Cultures Vocab

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Geography World Cultures Vocab
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Geography World Cultures Vocab
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  1. Study of the activities of people and how they vary
    cultural/human geography
  2. A people's way of life
    culture
  3. Activities that people do on a regular basis (language, clothes, foods, religion)
    culture traits
  4. An area with similar traits making it different than other regions
    culture region
  5. New ways of doing things that make life easier (inventions) - new ideas that a culture accepts
    innovations
  6. When innovations/traits are introduced and spread through a society - language helps spread ideas
    diffusion
  7. A culture changes when it meets another culture - usually has a negative impact on culture
    acculturation
  8. Farm to feed the family (survival) - simple tools to farm, may sell surplus if available - characteristic of poor countries
    subsistence farming
  9. Farm to make money - specialize, mass produce, use machinery - characteristic of developed countries
    commercial farming
  10. Has complete control over people's lives - dictatorship (1 person or small group rules) - spend resources on military - secret police, rule by force, propaganda - a government in which one person or a small group of people rule a country and in which the people have no say
    totalitarian government
  11. Political authority rests with the people - government based on what people want - people have a say through voting - individual freedoms for the people - a system of government in which the people decide who will govern
    democratic government
  12. Taming of plants and animals for a food source
    domestication
  13. Culture regions where almost everything is the same
    uniform regions
  14. A feeling of pride and loyalty for one's country or culture group
    nationalism
  15. A population that shares a common cultural background
    ethnic group
  16. The development of agriculture and the taming of animals
    domestication
  17. A movement that stresses the importance of following basic traditional principles
    fundamentalism
  18. Growth in the proportion of people living in towns and cities
    urbanization

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