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DSST Cultural Geography

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1. Annual number of births per 1000 of the population

2. Border of word usage or pronunciation

3. Contaminated areas where ethnic or racial groups may live

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

5. 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

6. Tendency of people to migrate to the same area over time; as on goes - so do others

7. The annual number of deaths per 1000 of population

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

9. The study of the relationships between people & the places where they live

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

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

12. A voluntary community where people of like origin live by choice

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

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

15. Population geography

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

17. An area in the suburbs where a particular ethnic group resides

18. The spread of elements of culture from one point of origin over an area

19. Highly developed cultures

20. Massacre of a particular group

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

22. Economy where people consume only what they produce

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

24. A limitation on imports

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

26. Original inhabitants of an area

27. Goods brought into a country

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

29. A government ruled by a king or queen

30. A graph used to show age and sex composition

31. The growth of cities

32. Landscapes that express the values - beliefs - & meanings of a particular culture

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

34. A distinctive local or regional variant of a language

35. 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

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

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

38. Favorable - attractive conditions that affect migration

39. A language with a writing system

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

41. Unfavorable - repelling conditions that affect migration

42. The ability to speak 2 languages fluently

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

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

45. A collection of languages that are related because of a common ancestor

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

47. A part of a region; more personal - individual - Ex. McHenry

48. Growth to a global or worldwide scale

49. Believed population will grow faster than food supply

50. Government ruled by the people