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DSST Cultural Geography

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

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

3. 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

4. Growth to a global or worldwide scale

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

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

7. Those fleeing from persecution in their country

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

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

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

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

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

13. Annual number of births per 1000 of the population

14. Contaminated areas where ethnic or racial groups may live

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

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

17. The growth of cities

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

19. The spread of innovations within an area in a snowballing process; users increase & area of occurrence grows

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

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

22. A government ruled by a king or queen

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

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

25. Taxes on imports or exports

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

27. Unfavorable - repelling conditions that affect migration

28. The raising of plants or animals

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

30. Favorable - attractive conditions that affect migration

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

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

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

34. A graph used to show age and sex composition

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

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

37. One who can speak many languages

38. Border of word usage or pronunciation

39. To send goods to another country for sale

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

41. The numerical ratio of males to females

42. Economy where people consume only what they produce

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

44. Structures built in a traditional manner

45. A limitation on imports

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

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

48. Government ruled by the people

49. Impoverished urban - Hispanic neighborhood

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