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Chapter 3 Section 2

Glencoe Global Culture
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culture
the way of life of a group of people who share similar beliefs and customs
ethnic group
a group of people who share the same ancestors, culture, language, religion and some physical characteristics
dialect
a variety of speech characterized by its own particular grammar or pronunciation, often associated with a particular geographical region
democracy
form of limited government in which power rests with the people, and all citizens share in the running of the government
dictatorship
form government in which a leader rules by force and typically limits citizens' freedoms
monarchy
A government ruled by a king or queen
civilization
highly developed culture; a society in an advanced state of social development (e.g., with complex legal and political and religious organizations)
cultural diffusion
the process of spreading ideas, customs, language and technologies from one people to another
culture region
an area in which people have many shared culture traits
globalization
development of a worldwide culture with an interdependent economy; the trend toward increased cultural and economic connectedness between people, businesses, and organizations throughout the world.
widespread
scattered or found in a wide area; widely circulated or diffused
unique
the single one of its kind; being the only one of its kind