Geog ch 7

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Geog ch 7
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  1. a group in the rigid social hierarchy of Hinduism
    caste
  2. a word that clearly looks or sounds like one in another language to which it is related historically
    cognate
  3. a pidgin language that has become a mother tongue
    creole
  4. a minor variation within a language
    dialect
  5. the study of the origin and history of words
    etymology
  6. the strictest adherence to traditional religious beliefs
    fundamentalism
  7. a line around places where speakers use a linguistic feature in the same way
    isogloss
  8. the languages that are related be descent from a common protolanguage
    language family
  9. the belief in putting the problems of overcoming poverty at the heart of Christian theology
    liberation theology
  10. a second language held in common for international discourse
    lingua franca
  11. belief in the existence of only one god
    monotheism
  12. the study of writing, or a system of writing
    orthography
  13. a country that grants legal equality to 2 or more languages
    polyglot state
  14. the worship of many gods
    polytheism
  15. to try to convert others to your religious beliefs
    proselytize
  16. the ancestor that is common to any group of several of today's languages
    protolanguage
  17. a lifestyle or policy that deliberately ignores or excludes religious considerations
    secularism
  18. a belief in the power of mediums(shamans) who characteristically go into autohypnotic trances, during which they are thought to be in communion with the spirit world
    shamanism
  19. islamic teachings that are often incorporated into civil law in islamic countries
    Sharia
  20. a group of people who speak together
    speech community
  21. religions that combine christianity with traditional practices
    syncretic religions
  22. a form of government where a church rules directly
    theocracy
  23. the study of place names
    toponymy
  24. one of a group of people considered so low that their status is below the formal structure of the hindu caste system
    untouchable
  25. the belief that the jews should have a homeland of their own
    Zionism

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