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DSST Cultural Geography

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

2. A country that is poorly developed - with citizens whos main income is agriculture. 'low income nations'

3. Refers to countries that are building up their industries and infrastructure. These countries are generally shifting from an agricultural to an industrial economy.

4. A government ruled by a king or queen

5. A distinctive local or regional variant of a language

6. Massacre of a particular group

7. To send goods to another country for sale

8. A severe shortage of food (as through crop failure) resulting in violent hunger and starvation and death

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

10. Highly developed cultures

11. Structures built in a traditional manner

12. Leave one's country of residence for a new one

13. Spread of an innovation that occurs by physically moving to a new area bringing the innovation with you

14. The number of children the average woman will bear during her reproductive years

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

16. One who can speak many languages

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

18. Number of live births per 1000 population in a given year

19. The ability of people - ideas - or things to move freely through space

20. Unfavorable - repelling conditions that affect migration

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

22. A graph used to show age and sex composition

23. A language with a small vocabulary borrowed from another language; used in commerce

24. An area in which a group of people share a similar culture and language

25. Growth to a global or worldwide scale

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

27. Taxes on imports or exports

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

29. Border of word usage or pronunciation

30. Believed population will grow faster than food supply

31. Total way of life held in common by a group of people; speech - behavior - beliefs - practices

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

33. Government ruled by the people

34. Goods brought into a country

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

36. The young and the old in a society who need care

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

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

39. A belief - theory that the Environment may be one influence in how a person or culture develops but that there are other equally important factors

40. A limitation on imports

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

42. Belief that culture depends more on what people perceive the Environment to be than on the actual character of the Environment

43. Large-scale movement of people between different regions of the world

44. A collection of languages with a common origin but split into languages

45. Annual number of births per 1000 of the population

46. 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

47. A dialect spoken by a particular ethnic group

48. Economy where people consume only what they produce

49. Original inhabitants of an area

50. A language with a writing system