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Culture traditionally practiced by a small, homogeneous, rural group living in relative isolation from other groups.
groups that share in some parts of the dominant culture but have their own distinctive values, norms, language, and/or material culture
The physical manifestations of human activities; includes tools ,campsites, art, and structures. The most durable aspects of culture
A culture group that constitutes the original inhabitants of a territory, distinct from the dominant national culture, which is often derived from colonial occupation.
a biased approach to the study of management, which assumes that principles of good management are universal, and that ones that work well in the United States will apply equally well in other nations.
spread or advance of one culture at the expense of others or imposition on other cultures which it modifies, replaces, or destroys.
an effort to protect regional and national cultures from the homogenizing impacts of globalization, especially the penetrating influence of U.S. culture
diffusion in which image takes precedence over practicality (ie. ranch style house)
A related set of culture traits descriptive of one aspect of a society's behavior or activity (may be assoc. with religious beliefs or business practices).
A collective of culture regions sharing related culture systems; a major world area having sufficient distinctiveness to be perceived as set apart from other realms in terms of cultural characteristics and complexes.
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 HG because these are three of the biggest religions in the world they are practiced all over the world.
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 strand within most major religions that emphasizes purity of faith and is not open to blending with other religions
Special forms of ethnic religions distinguished by their small size, their unique identity with localized culture groups not yet fully absorbed into modern society, and their close ties to nature.
The unique way in which each culture uses it's particular physical environment; Those aspects of culture that serve to provide the necessities of life - Food, clothing, shelter, and defense
A form of speech that adopts a simplified grammar and limited vocabulary of a lingua franca, used for communications among speakers of two different languages.
A collection of languages related through a common ancestor that existed several thousand years ago. Differences are not as extensive or old as with language families, and archaeological evidence can confirm that these derived from the same family.
linguistic refugee areas
An area protected by isolation or inhospitable environmental conditions in which a language or dialect has survived
a governmentally designated language of instruction, of government, of the courts, and other official public and private communication
a language substantially uniform with respect to spelling, grammar, pronunciation, and vocabulary and representing the approved community norm of the tongue
A language that is unrelated to any other languages and therefore not attached to any language family.
The system of writing used in China and other East Asian countries in which each symbol represents an idea or concept rather than a specific sound, as is the case with letters in English.
theory of how proto-inko european spread into europe that speakers spread westward on horseback
three areas in and around fertile crescent, gave rise to three language families.
a canal for a current of water, an idea used to divide humankind into categories based upon skin color and other physical characteristics.
the mass expulsion and killing of one ethic or religious group in an area by another ethnic or religious group in that area
a social policy or racial segregation involving political and economic and legal discrimination against non-whites
cultural borrowing that occurs when different cultures of approximately equal complexity and technological level come into close contact
A sizeable area inhabited by an ehnic minority that exhibits a strong sense of attachment to the region and often exercises some measure of politcal and social control over it
small, usually rural and ethnically homogeneous enclaves situated within a larger and more diverse cultural context.
Regional Cultural Distinctiveness that remains following the assimilation of an ethnic homeland
The process by which immigrant ethnic groups lose certain aspects of their traditional culture in the process of settling overseas, creating a new culture that is less complex than the old
A Complex of adaptice traits and skills possessed in advance of migration by a group, giving them survival ability and competitve advantage in occupying the new environment
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