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Unit 4 - AP Human Geography
Terms in this set (15)
Internally displaced persons
Someone who is forced to flee his or her home but who remains within his or her country's borders. They are often referred to as refugees, although they do not fall within the current legal definition of a refugee.
As defined by the 1951 Geneva Convention, someone with "a well-founded fear of being persecuted in his country of origin for reasons of race, religion, nationality, membership of a particular social group or political opinion."
Money migrants send back to families and friends in their home countries, often in cash, forming an important part of the economy in many poor countries
The average number of children that could be born to a woman over her lifetime in a given population.
Defined by geographer Edward Relph as the loss of uniqueness of place in the cultural landscape so that one place looks like the next
One of three major branches of Christianity. Resulting from the reformation wherein John Huss, Martin Luther, John Calvin, and others challenged many of the fundamental teachings of the Roman Catholic Church
Linguistic hypothesis proposing the existence of an ancestral IndoEuropean language that is the hearth of the ancient Latin, Greek, and Sanskirt languages which hearth would link the modern languages from Scandinavia to North Africa and from North America through parts of Asia to Australia
French, Spanish, Italian, Romanian, and Portuguese that lie in the areas that were once controlled by the Roman Empire but were not subsequently overwhelmed
Community faith in traditional societies in which people follow their religious leader, teacher, healer, and visionary
The system of Islamic law based on varying degrees of interpretations of the Qu'ran
Muslims who believe that Muhammad's son-in-law Ali should have been the first caliph
Located in Japan and related to Buddhism. Focuses particularly on nature and ancestor worship
Russian, Polish, Czech, Slovak, Ukrainian....
The way any language is spoken and written according to formal rules of diction and grammar
Muslims who approve the historic order of Muhammad's first four successors; today about 85 percent of all Muslims