DHS Ap Human Geography Vocab unit 3
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Process of adopting only certain customs that will be to their advantage
Process of less dominant cultures losing their culture to a more dominant culture
Adjusting a translation based on the cultural environment of the target language
Cultural core/ periphery pattern
The core-periphery idea that the core houses main economic power of region and the outlying region or periphery houses lesser economic ties.
the geographic study of human-environment relationships
Ones belief in belonging to a group or certain cultural aspect
the visible imprint of human activity and culture on the landscape.
The combination of the cultural traits that is in a group that spreads over an area.
the body of customary beliefs, social forms, and material traits that together constitute a group of people's distinct tradition
An area in which everyone shares in one or more distinctive characteristics
an area organized around a node, or focal point
A place that people believe exsits as part of their culture
The spread of a feature or trend among people from one area to another in a snowballing process.
The spread of an idea from persons or nodes of authority or power to other persons or places
The rapid, widespread diffusion of a feature or trend throughout a population.
The spread of an underlying principle, even though a specific characteristic is rejected.
The spread of an idea through physical movement of people from one place to another.
Study of how why and at what rate new technology spreads throughout a culture
Diffusion of a process with negative side effects or What works well in one region may not in another
To refer to such cultural succession and its lasting imprint proposed by Derwent Whittlesey.
Belief that objects, such as plants and stones, or natural events, like thunderstorms and earthquakes, have a discrete spirit and conscious life.
a world religion or philosophy based on the teaching of the Buddha and holding that a state of enlightenment can be attained by suppressing worldly desire
Cargo Cult pilgrimage
Cargo Cult's believe western goods have been traded to them by ancestral spirits. It takes place in Melanesia and is important go HG because it's a big religious movement by a large number of people.
A monotheistic religion based on the teachings of Jesus. Emphasizing the role of Jesus as savior
A philosophy based on the ideas of Confucius that focuses on morality, family order, social harmony, and government
A religion with a relatively concentrated spatial distribution whose principles are likely to be based on the physical characteristics of the particular location in which its adherents are concentrated.
A enclave is a country or part of a country mostly surrounded by the territory of another culture; an exclave is one geographically separated from the main part by surrounding alien territory.
Literal interpretation and strict adherence to basic principles of a religion (or a religious branch, denomination, or sect).
is a method of prediction that interprets markings on the ground, or how handfuls of dirt land when someone tosses them. The Arabic tradition consists of sketching sixteen random lines of dots in sand. This is important to HG because most farmers use a form of Geomancy.
pilgrimage to Mecca; one of the Five Pillars of Islam
Created in India, one billon followers, heaven isn't always the ultimate goal in life. Third largest behing Christianity and Islam.
boundaries between the major religions
the monotheistic religion of Muslims founded in Arabia in the 7th century and based on the teachings of Muhammad as laid down in the Koran
a religion that branched off from Hinduism and was founded by Mahavira; its belief is that everything has a soul, and its purpose was to cleanse the soul. Some were extreme aesthetics.
the monotheistic religion of the Jews having its spiritual and ethical principles embodied chiefly in the Torah and in the Talmud
Lanscapes of the dead
The certain area where people have commonly been buried
Monotheism is belief in one God and Polytheism is the belief in many Gods.
a term used to describe religious, ideological, and cultural aspects of the various denominations of the Latter Day Saint movement. It is practiced around the world, but is concentrated in Utah.
If physically and financially able, a Muslim makes a pilgrimage to Makkah. (Mecca) They usually make the trip around Ramadan. This pilgrimage is also referred to as Hajj. It is important because Islam is one of the most popular religions practiced around the world.
It is the religion of 1.3 billion people in the world
Referred to as a Universalizing Religion, which is an attempt to be global, to appeal to all people, wherever they may live in the world, not just to those of one culture or location. There are three religions that practice this they are Christianity, Islam, and Buddhism. To proselytize is to try to convert another person to your religion. This important to human geography because these are three of the biggest religions in the world they are practiced all over the world.
embodiment in a new form (especially the reappearance or a person in another form)
a strong belief in a supernatural power or powers that control human destiny
Religious architectrual styles