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tributary
a stream that flows into a large river or body of water
population density
the average number of people living in an area
ethnic group
a group of people who share the same ancestors, culture, language, or religion
indigenous
the natives or first to live in the area
rain shadow
an area on the side of a mountain away from wind that recieves little rain fall
cultural exchange
a process in which different cultures share ideas or ways of doing things
cultural diversity
a wide variety of cultures
hydroelectricity
electric power produced by moving water, usually generated by releasing water from a dam across a river
transportation corridors
routes though which people can travel by foot, vehicle, rail, ship, or airplane
megalopolis
a number of cities and suburbs that blend into one very large urban area
industrialization
the process of building new industries in an area dominated by farming; the devolpment of large indursties
recession
a downturn in business activity and economic prosperty; not as servere as a depression
separatists
a person or group of people who want to seperate from their country or province or state
tundra
a cold, dry region covered with snow for more than half the year; a vast, treeless plain where the subsoil is always
reservation
land set aside for a specific purpose
glacier
a huge, slow-moving sheet of ice that fills valleys between mountains
economy
the ways that goods and services are produced and made available by people