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DSST Cultural Geography

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1. Culture based in large - heterogeneous societies permitting individualism - CHANGE - money - economy - weakened interpersonal relationships.

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

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

4. Believed population will grow faster than food supply

5. A form of a language spoken in a certain geographical region that has its own grammar - pronunciation - and vocabulary.

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

7. Visible - genetic differences among groups; physical - biological

8. Taxes on imports or exports

9. Massacre of a particular group

10. One who can speak many languages

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

12. The ability to speak 2 languages fluently

13. Complete bending of ethnic group with host society

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

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

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

17. Highly developed cultures

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

19. Immigrants introduce some traditions to new land - but less complex than those in the old country

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

21. A person forced to leave her or his home or country seeking protection from danger

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

23. Impoverished urban - Hispanic neighborhood

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

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

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

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

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

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

30. Contaminated areas where ethnic or racial groups may live

31. The annual number of deaths per 1000 of population

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

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

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

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

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

37. Those fleeing from persecution in their country

38. Resources that can be renewed

39. A government ruled by a king or queen

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

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

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

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

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

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

46. A distinctive local or regional variant of a language

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

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

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

50. Economy where people consume only what they produce