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Unit 3- Ethnicity, Race, Language content reading terms
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an organized group of people with an obsessive devotion to a person or set of principles
place or space people infuse with religious meaning; Ex) Jerusalem - Christianity (Church of the Holy Sepulchre), Judaism (Western Wall), and Islam (Dome of the Rock); Catholicism - The Vatican; Islam - Mecca, Medina; Hinduism - Varanasi & The Ganges River; ...
the belief in or worship of more than one god.
A relatively small group that has broken away from an established denomination.
A division of a branch that unites a number of local congregations in a single legal and administrative body.
religions that actively seek converts to join their religion (Islam, Buddhism, Christianity)
Belief that objects, such as plants and stones, or natural events, like thunderstorms and earthquakes, have a discrete spirit and conscious life.
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. (Hinduism, Judaism)
New Religious Movements (NRMs)
religious groups that have arisen since the nineteenth century and now have sufficient size and longevity to merit academic study
A dominant religious organization that includes most members of society, is recognized as the national or official religion, and tolerates no other religions
Belief in one God
collection of languages that possess a definite common origin but have split into individual languages
A collection of languages related to each other through a common ancestor long before recorded history.
A regional variety of a language distinguished by vocabulary, spelling, and pronunciation.
speaking or writing only one language
A language that is unrelated to any other languages and therefore not attached to any language family. (Icelandic, Basque)
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.
The language adopted for use by the government for the conduct of business and publication of documents.
an extinct language that is brought back into society (Hebrew)
A boundary that separates regions in which different language usages predominate.
The name given to a portion of Earth's surface.
A language that results from the mixing of a colonizer's language with the indigenous language of the people being dominated.
a language that is no longer taught to children by their parents and is not used for everyday conversation
everyday speech that varies from place to place
A collection of languages within a branch that share a common origin in the relatively recent past and display relatively few differences in grammar and vocabulary.
speaking several languages
any language originating in times that may be referred to as ancient. There are no formal criteria for deeming a language ancient, but a traditional convention is to demarcate as "ancient" those languages that existed prior to the 5th century. (Latin)
Blended Language (see creolized language) (ex: Swahili is a blend of Bantu and Arabic language)
the contact of two or more distinct languages either indirectly or directly; when one language is influenced by another
a language that is adopted as a common language between speakers whose native languages are different.
A group of human beings distinguished by physical traits, blood types, genetic code patterns or genetically inherited characteristics.
A group that shares a common heritage
A process by which banks draw lines on a map and refuse to lend money to purchase or improve property within the boundaries.
Laws (no longer in effect) in South Africa that physically separated different races into different geographic areas.
de jure segregation
segregation by law
A factor/force that tends to unify people and enhance support for a state
Process in which more powerful ethnic group forcibly removes a less powerful one in order to create an ethnically homogeneous region
the process of driving or forcing out
A state in which people of all races and ethnicities are distinct but have equal social standing
a force that divides people and countries
real estate agents advising customers to purchase homes in neighborhoods depending on their race
Deliberate extermination of a racial or cultural group
de facto segregation
Segregation resulting from economic or social conditions or personal choice.
Process by which a state breaks down through conflicts among its ethnicities
A policy of extending a country's power and influence through diplomacy or military force.
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