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AP Human Geography- Unit 3
Unit 3 Vocabulary words
Terms in this set (60)
One of the two major divisions of systematic geography; the spatial analysis of the structure, processes, and location of Earth's natural phenomena such as climate, soil, plants, animals, and topography.
The principle that an individual humans beliefs and activities should be understood by others in terms of that individuals own culture.
The belief in superiority of ones own ethnic group.
Any belief in an imaginary thing that is considered real by a large group of people.
The identity or feeling of belonging to a group.
Specific methods in which when it is applied to agriculture, creates food for consumers or further processing that is are and wholesome.
Process based activities that enable manufactures to make cost effective products at a profit.
There are 4 characteristics of religion, 1.Beliefs and believers, 2. Sacred texts and writings, 3. Ethics, 4. Rituals and ceremonies.
Local or regional variations of a language or dialect studied as a field of knowledge.
The notion that successful societies leave their cultural imprints on a place each contributing to the cumulative cultural landscape.
A primitive style of farming that involves the intensive use of indigenous knowledge, traditional tools, natural resources, and cultural beliefs of farmers .
An urban form that defies the predictable ordering principles and expected land-use patterns of a modern city.
The internal structures of specialized urban functions within the city are points of focus.
A group of people who share a common identity.
An area within the city containing members of the same ethnic background.
A community of people that have a historical existence and identity that is separate from and independent of the states that are now enveloping them.
A faceted approach to the planning, design and management of public spaces.
An attitude that tends to unify people and enhance support for the state.
A force that divides people and countries.
The spread of a feature or trend through bodily movement of people form once place to another.
The spread of a feature or trend among people from one area to another in an additive process.
The rapid, widespread diffusion of a feature or trend throughout the population.
The spread of a feature or trend from one key person or node of authority or power to to other persons or places.
The spread of an underlying principle even though a specific characteristics is rejected.
The process of spread of a feature or trend from one place to another over time.
A perceptual structure, placement, or arrangement of objects on Earth.
An approach to geography that emphasizes the relationships among social and physical phenomena in a particular study area.
The manifestation of a culture or sub culture, especially in regards to the traditional and customary practices of a particular ethnic or other cultural group.
The way of behavior of the people.
Comprises all procedures through which people transform the world as it is into a world into our own.
The process of assimilation in which neighbouring cultures share certain features to form a new distinct culture.
A language that is adopted as a common language between speakers whose native languages are different.
The policy or practice of acquiring full or partial political control over another country, occupying it with settlers and exploiting it economically.
A policy of extending a country's power and influence through diplomacy or military force.
Expressions that result from the creativity of individuals, groups and societies, and that have cultural content.
The values, norms, and beliefs that a society desires to achieve.
The point or place where something begins, arises, or is derived.
The process by which businesses or other organizations develop international influence or start operating on an international scale.
The sum of the social interactions between individuals over a period of time.
The process, made possible by technological innovations in transportation and communication, by which distant places are brought closer together in terms of the time taken to travel (or send messages) between them.
The theory that two cultures will be more and more like each other as their interactions increase.
The divide in culture into different directions, usually because the two cultures have become so dissimilar.
Any place where certain related changes in land-use appeared due to human domestication of plants and animals.
Religions that attempt to be global, to appear to all people, wherever they may live in the world, not just to those of one culture or location.
The spread of an idea through physical movement of people from one place to another.
Assimilation to a different culture, typically the dominant one.
The process of taking in and fully understanding information or ideas.
The process of combining different religions, cultures, or schools of thought.
The presence of several distinct cultural or ethnic groups within a society.
Any sort of interactions between two locations, whether they are specific locations or regions.
A language that is native to a region or spoken by indigenous people, often reduced to the status of a minority language.
A characteristic of human action thats acquired by people socially and transmitted via various modes of communication.
The innovations in the goods or services offered by cultural organization.
A process which has occurred in the past and can be repeated in the present.
A particular form of a language which is peculiar to a specific region or social group.
Relating to a culture of people classed according to common racial, national, tribal, religious, linguistic, or cultural origin or background.
A place name, especially one derived form a topographical feature.
People that are born into faith, don't seek converts, and spread through relocation diffusion.
Exploration of relationships and connections between people and both natural and cultural environments.
A set of languages deriving from a common ancestors or parent.
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