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DSST Cultural Geography

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

2. Structures built in a traditional manner

3. Growth to a global or worldwide scale

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

5. Those countries having much technology and manufacturing

6. The ability to speak 2 languages fluently

7. 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

8. A language with a writing system

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

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

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

12. To send goods to another country for sale

13. Impoverished urban - Hispanic neighborhood

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

21. The raising of plants or animals

22. Contaminated areas where ethnic or racial groups may live

23. Border of word usage or pronunciation

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

25. An area of city where ethnic group lives by choice or by force

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

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

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

29. Complete bending of ethnic group with host society

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

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

32. Taxes on imports or exports

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

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

35. Unfavorable - repelling conditions that affect migration

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

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

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

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

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

41. Government ruled by the people

42. Population geography

43. Place-name

44. A government ruled by a king or queen

45. A dialect spoken by a particular ethnic group

46. One who can speak many languages

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

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

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

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