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geography

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ethnic group
people of the same race or nationality who share a distinctive culture
homogenous
all of the same or similar kind or nature
dynasty
a sequence of powerful leaders in the same family
culture hearth
a center where cultures developed and from which ideas and traditions spread outward
clan
group of people related by blood or marriage
shogun
a hereditary military dictator of Japan
samuri
warriors of japan
ideogram
a graphic character used in ideography
mandarin
the dialect of Chinese spoken in Beijing and adopted as the official language for all of China
calligraphy
beautiful handwriting
commune
a body of people or families living together and sharing everything
cooperative
a jointly owned commercial enterprise (usually organized by farmers or consumers) that produces and distributes goods and services and is run for the benefit of its owners
trading partner
countries that buy and sell to each other
merchant marine
conveyance provided by the ships belonging to one country or industry
typhoon
a tropical cyclone occurring in the western Pacific or Indian oceans
silk
a fabric made from the fine threads produced by certain insect larvae