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DSST Cultural Geography

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1. A distinctive local or regional variant of a language

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

3. A visible marker of ethnicity on the landscape

4. The annual number of deaths per 1000 of population

5. Economy where people consume only what they produce

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

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

8. A government ruled by a king or queen

9. 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

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

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

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

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

14. Massacre of a particular group

15. Resources such as fossil fuels - which can not be made again.

16. A graph used to show age and sex composition

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

18. Impoverished urban - Hispanic neighborhood

19. The study of spatial patterns & of differences & similarities from one place to another in Environment and culture; to write about the earth

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

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

22. The raising of plants or animals

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

24. The growth of cities

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

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

27. Place-name

28. The numerical ratio of males to females

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

30. Those countries having much technology and manufacturing

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

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

33. Government ruled by the people

34. Taxes on imports or exports

35. Growth to a global or worldwide scale

36. Original inhabitants of an area

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

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

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

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

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

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

43. Contaminated areas where ethnic or racial groups may live

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

45. Population geography

46. A language with a writing system

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

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

49. One who can speak many languages

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