The adoption of cultural traits, such as language, by one group under the influence of another.
Most prevalent in Africa and the Americas, doctrine in which the world is seen as being infused with spiritual and even supernatural powers.
Any item that represents a material aspect of culture ..
System of belief that seeks to explain ultimate realities for all people-such as the nature of suffering and the path toward self-realization.
System in India that gives every Indian a particular place in the social hierarchy from birth. Individuals may improve the position they inherit in the caste system in their next life through their actions, or karma. After many lives of good karma, they may be relieved from cycle of life and win their place in heaven.
The world's most widespread religion. Christianity is a monothe-istic, universal religion that uses missionaries to expand its members worldwide. The three major categories of Christianity are Roman Catholic, Protestant, and Eastern Orthodox.
A pidgin language that evolves to the point at which it becomes the primary language of the people who speak it.
The group of traits that define a particular culture.
Obliteration of an entire culture by war, disease, accul-turation, or a combination of the three.
The subfield of human geography that looks at how cul-tures vary over space.