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WG - Unit 2 - Culture
Terms in this set (17)
a set of rigid social categories that determined not only a person's occupation and economic potential, but also his or her position in society
A social policy or racial segregation involving political, economic and legal discrimination against non-whites in South Africa.
Group of people who share common ancestry, language, religion, customs, or combination of such characteristics
A religion that attempts to appeal to all people, not just those living in a particular location.
religion that is identified with a particular ethnic or tribal group and that does not seek new converts
a particular form of a language that is unique to a specific region or social group.
The language adopted for use by the government for the conduct of business and publication of documents.
The adoption of cultural traits, such as language, by one group under the influence of another.
Heartland, source area, innovation center; place of origin of a major culture.
the spread of cultural elements from one society to another
Belief in one God
Belief in many gods
A religion and philosophy developed in ancient India, characterized by a belief in reincarnation and a supreme being who takes many forms
the religion based on the person and teachings of Jesus of Nazareth, or its beliefs and practices.
the monotheistic religion of the Jewish having its spiritual and ethical principles embodied in the Torah and in the Talmud
A religion based on the teachings of the prophet Mohammed which stresses belief in one god (Allah), Paradise and Hell, and a body of law written in the Quran. Followers are called Muslims.
Belief system that started in India in the 500s BC with the teachings of Buddha. Happiness can be achieved through removal of one's desires. Believers seek enlightenment and the overcoming of suffering.
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