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AP Human Geography Unit 3 Vocabulary
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a repetitive act of an individual
Ex. Obama constantly using the word "folks"
A form of cultural change in which a minority culture becomes more like the dominant culture.
Ex. People in Tanzania wearing American clothing
The process by which a minority group abandons its own culture and adopts the cultural practices of the dominant group in society.
Ex. Latin language spreading to conquered spain
A process by which individuals learn the rules and customs of new cultural contexts in order to thrive in these new cultures.
Ex. Using chopsticks instead of forks and knives when moving to china
Cultural Core/Periphery Pattern
The core-periphery idea that the core houses main economic power of a region and the outlying region and the outlying region or periphery houses lesser economic ties.
Ex. U.S economy is the core, Mexican's weaker economy is the peripheral culture
A practice that a group of people routinely follow.
Ex: Americans tipping at a sit-down restaurant.
diffusion of an idea or innovation that is not suitable for the environment in which it diffused into
Ex. New England-style homes in Hawaii
The notion that successive societies leave their cultural imprints on a place, each contributing to the cumulative cultural landscape
Ex. Indian Burial Mounds of Eastern NC
The spread of cultural elements from one society to another
Ex. People celebrating Cinco de Mayo in the United States
The music of the common people of a society or geographic area.
Ex. Bluegrass is common to the people of the Appalachian mountains
sports that are mostly central in one area where it originated
Ex.Shrovetide Football in England
food that is tradtionally made by the common people of a region and forms part of their culture
Ex. Pork barbecue in North Carolina
traditionally worn clothing in response to distinctive agricultural practices and climatic conditions as well as to preserve past memories and attract tourist
Ex. Eskimos wearing thick animal skins
building styles that are particular to the culture of the people who long inhabited the area
Ex. Cape Cod style homes were built to last through New England winters
A broad category of music designed to please a large section of the general public
Ex. People from differing ages and ethnicities liking Michael Jackson
A game with competitors that appeals to the masses spanding over many demographics.
Ex. Soccer being popular all over the world
Food that is massively produced and eaten in a multitude of cultures.
Ex. McDonald's Fries are sold on every continent except antarctica
a prevailing custom or style of dress that is mass produced
Ex. Americans wearing Levi's Blue Jeans
Homes built in several different regions and reflect popular cultural influences.
Ex. American Split Level Homes from 1955-1975
Artifacts of a society that represent adaptations to the social and physical environment
Ex. Car Phones in the 1980s
The beliefs, practices, aesthetics, and values of a group of people.
Ex. Americans watching football on sundays in the fall
The contribution of a location's distinctive physical features to the way food tastes
Ex. Northern California has perfect climate conditions for wineries
A restriction on behavior imposed by social custom.
Ex. Incest in America
A collection of languages related to each other through a common ancestor long before recorded history.
Ex. Indo-European Language includes most of Europe's current languages
A collection of languages within a branch that share a common origin in the relatively recent past and display many similarities in grammar and vocabulary.
Ex. Western Germnaic Languages (English, German, Dutch)
a collection of languages within a family related through a common ancestral language that existed several thousand years ago.
Ex. Germanic Languages
A regional variety of a language distinguished by vocabulary, spelling, and pronunciation.
Ex. People in Michigan call a carbonated drink "pop"
A boundary that separates regions in which different language usages predominate.
Ex. The U.S Mexican Border marks the border between English and Spanish predomination
A dialect that is well established and widely recognized as the most acceptable for government, business, education, and mass communication.
Ex. Standard language of England is Recieved Pronounciation (RP)
A language that is unrelated to any other languages and therefore not attached to any language family
Ex. Basque Language in Northeastern Spain
An extinct language is a language that no longer has any speakers, or that is no longer in current use.
Ex. Carolina Algonquian Language in eastern North Carolina
a language that is adopted as a common language between speakers whose native languages are different.
Ex. English is used in South Africa as the official language of business
A form of speech that adopts a simplified grammar and limited vocabulary of a lingua franca.
Ex. Nigeria uses a simplified form of English to communicate between different ethnic groups
a system of written communication
Ex. Ancient chinese writings
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.
Ex. Hinduism in the Caribbean
a well-defined geographical structure and organizes territory into local administrative units
Ex. Roman Catholicism
Belief that objects, such as plants and stones, or natural events, like thunderstorms and earthquakes, have a discrete spirit and conscious life.
Ex. Japan's Shinto Religion
The place where religious figures and congregations meet to perform religious ceremonies.
Ex. North Raleigh Masjid
A relatively small group that has broken away from an established religous denomination.
Ex. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints
A government run by religious leaders
Ex. Vatican City
The boundaries between the world's major faiths, such as Christianity, Muslim, and Buddhism.
Ex. Kasmir borders Pakistan (Islamic) and India (Hindu)
The code of law derived from the Koran and from the teachings and example of Mohammed
Ex. The muslim woman cannot marry without the consent of her guardian. If she marries, her husband becomes her new guardian.
A religion that attempts to be global, to appeal to all people, wherever they may live in the world, not just those of one culture or location.
Ex. Christianity is existent on every continent in the world
A system of legal racial segregation enforced by the National Party government in South Africa between 1948 and 1994, under which the rights of the majority black inhabitants of South Africa were curtailed and minority rule by whites was maintained.
Ex. The Prohibition of Mixed Marriages Act in South Africa during 1949
Division of a country into several small units
Ex. The Break up of Yugoslavia
Illegal practice of inducing homeowners to sell their properties by telling them that a certain people of a certain race, national origin or religion are moving into the area.
Ex. Chicago urban residents being convinced to move to homogenized suburbs
An attitude that tends to unify people and enhance support for a state.
Ex. Ghandi's civil disobedience uniting India
Effort to eradicate a people and its culture by means of mass killing and the destruction of historical buildings and cultural materials.
Ex. Nazi Holocaust of European Jews
Affiliation or identity within a group of people bound by common ancestry and culture.
A measure of the likelihood that dissimilar groups will interact in society. Influences the degree of assimilation for minority groups.
Ex. Brahmins in the Caste system in India don't go near Shudras
Acts committed with intent to destroy, in whole or in part, a national, ethical, racial, or religious group
Ex. Rwandan Genocide
A strong feeling of pride in and devotion to one's country
Ex. Americans displaying flags outside their house on July 4
A group of human beings distinguished by physical traits, blood types, genetic code patterns or genetically inherited characteristics.
Ex. Caucasian people descend from Europe
Belief that race is the primary determinant of human traits and capacities and that racial differences produce an inherent superiority of a particular race.
Ex. The Bell Curve (1994) blaming genetics for African Americans having lower test scores in the United States
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