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DSST Cultural Geography

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1. Highly developed cultures

2. A barrier that completely halts the diffusion or spread of an innovation; completely blocks

3. Those countries having much technology and manufacturing

4. Border of word usage or pronunciation

5. Taxes on imports or exports

6. Voluntary movement of a group of migrants back to native country

7. The forceful taking of territory by a distant state - often involving the displacement of indigenous populations to make way for other settlers

8. Population geography

9. Complete bending of ethnic group with host society

10. The binding together of all the lands & peoples of the world into an integrated system driven by the marketplace; homogenization

11. The average number of people in a square mile or square kilometer.

12. A mutually agreed on system of symbolic communication for speaking and/or writing

13. To send goods to another country for sale

14. Original inhabitants of an area

15. A grouping of like places or the functional union of places into a spatial unit

16. The spread of ideas - customs - and technologies from one people to another

17. A type of expansion diffusion where an innovation spreads very quickly - like a fast spreading disease

18. The removal of an unwanted ethnic minority from a nation-state through mass-killing - deportation - or imprisonment

19. An ethnic group adopts some ways of the host society to be able to function economically and socially

20. Believed population will grow faster than food supply

21. The ability to speak 2 languages fluently

22. An area protected by isolation where a language has survived unchanged

23. A cultivation system that features the interpolating of trees with field crops

24. Small - cohesive - conservative - isolated - nerly self-sufficient group that is homogeneous in custom and race

25. Those fleeing from persecution in their country

26. A dialect spoken by a particular ethnic group

27. The growth of cities

28. Group of people who share common ancestry - language - religion - customs - or combination of such characteristics

29. Number of people out of every 1 -000 who die in a year

30. A government in which the people have no rights; one person or a small group of people rule the country by force and make all the laws

31. A language derived from pidgin that has a fuller vocabulary and has become the native language of a group

32. Forced displacement of a population by government policy - violence - disease - war - enslavement - natural disaster - or ethnic cleansing

33. A group of people who share a common acestry or traditions living as a minority in a larger society

34. Impoverished urban - Hispanic neighborhood

35. A type of expansion diffusion in which a specific trait fails to spread but the underlying idea is accepted - Example: Reindeer

36. The absence of trade-distorting policies that give domestic firms - households - or factors of production an advantage over foreign ones

37. An independent country dominated by a relatively homogeneous culture group

38. Wide range of tales - legends - lore - beliefs - superstitions

39. A barrier that permits some aspects of an innovation to diffuse through it but weakens continued spread

40. A doctrine that proposes women are inherently better Environmental preservationists than men

41. All physical - tangible objects made & used by a group; Example; clothes - books - desks....

42. The spread of innovations within an area in a snowballing process; users increase & area of occurrence grows

43. A graph used to show age and sex composition

44. A stabilized population created when an average of only 2 children per couple survive to adulthood so that the number of births equals the number of deaths

45. The belief that cultures are directly shaped by the physical environment

46. Well-established language of communication and commerce; not the mother tongue

47. Things found in nature that people can use to meet their needs

48. Words and phrases not part of a standard - recognized language

49. A distinctive local or regional variant of a language

50. A group of people with norms - values - & material practices that differentiate them from the dominate culture