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9th Grade World Geography – Unit 3 Culture – Vocabulary

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import
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an item brought in to a country for sale
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culture
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all the features of a peoples way of life
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customs
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the usual way of doing things
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judaism
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a religion developed among the ancient Hebrews that stressed belief in one god and faithfulness to the laws of the Old Testament
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animism
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belief that inhuman objects have spirits
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Hinduism
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a body of social, cultural, religious beliefs and practices native to the Indian subcontinent
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Buddhism
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a religion of eastern and central Asia growing out of the teaching of Guatama Buddha
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Religion
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a cultures system of faith and worship
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genocide
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the policy of deliberately killing a national or ethnic group
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Christianity
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the Christian religion, including the Catholic, Protestant, and Eastern Orthodox churches
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Islam
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the whole body of Muslim believers, their civilization, and the countries in which theirs is the dominant religion
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Shi'ism
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One of the two branches of Islam. A member of an Indian religion that separated from Hinduism and was founded in the 16th century, that teaches the monotheism, and that has the Granth as its chief religious document rejecting the authority of the vedas.
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gender roles
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the public image of being male or female that a person presents to others
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urban
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the characteristic of being accustom to cities
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rural
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living in the country
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phenomenon
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a fact, occurrence, or circumstance absurd or observable; to study the phenomena of nature
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multicultural
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of, pertaining to, or representing several different cultures or cultural elements
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social class
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a broad group in society having common economic, cultural, or political stats
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social mobility
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the ability of individuals or groups to move upward or downward in status based on wealth, occupation, education, or some other social variable
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traditional culture
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a society characterized by an orientation to the past
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folk culture
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cultural practices by a small group
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cultural change
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modification of society through innovation?
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minority
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the smaller part or number; a number or part or amount forming less than half of the whole
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tradition
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something handed down or an inherited way of thinking
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migration
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the process of migrating; a migratory movement
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perception
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the act or faculty of perceiving, or apprehending by means of the senses or of the mind
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traditional economy
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an economy devised on traditions, customs, and beliefs based on their soceity
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spatial economy
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relating to or nature of space
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Columbian exchange
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wide spread exchange of plants, culture, and humans
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cultural convergence
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the growing simulation beween national cultures
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cultural divergence
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the tendency for cultures to become increasingly dissimilar with time as opposed to cultural convergence which is the tendency for cultures to become increasingly similar with time
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pandemic
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prevalent throughout an entire country, continent of the whole world; epidemic over a large area