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DSST Cultural Geography

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

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

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

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

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

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

7. Unfavorable - repelling conditions that affect migration

8. Structures built in a traditional manner

9. Those fleeing from persecution in their country

10. A government ruled by a king or queen

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

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

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

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

15. One who can speak many languages

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

17. A visible marker of ethnicity on the landscape

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

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

20. Border of word usage or pronunciation

21. 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

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

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

24. Taxes on imports or exports

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

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

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

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

29. Government ruled by the people

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

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

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

33. The numerical ratio of males to females

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

35. Favorable - attractive conditions that affect migration

36. A limitation on imports

37. Things found in nature that people can use to meet their needs

38. Impoverished urban - Hispanic neighborhood

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

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

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

42. Contaminated areas where ethnic or racial groups may live

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

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

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

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

47. The annual number of deaths per 1000 of population

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

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

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