Chapter 3 Section 2

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Glencoe Global Culture

culture

the way of life of a group of people who share similar beliefs and customs

ethnic group

a group of people who share the same ancestors, culture, language, religion and some physical characteristics

dialect

a variety of speech characterized by its own particular grammar or pronunciation, often associated with a particular geographical region

democracy

form of limited government in which power rests with the people, and all citizens share in the running of the government

dictatorship

form government in which a leader rules by force and typically limits citizens' freedoms

monarchy

A government ruled by a king or queen

civilization

highly developed culture; a society in an advanced state of social development (e.g., with complex legal and political and religious organizations)

cultural diffusion

the process of spreading ideas, customs, language and technologies from one people to another

culture region

an area in which people have many shared culture traits

globalization

development of a worldwide culture with an interdependent economy; the trend toward increased cultural and economic connectedness between people, businesses, and organizations throughout the world.

widespread

scattered or found in a wide area; widely circulated or diffused

unique

the single one of its kind; being the only one of its kind

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