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Chapter 3 Section 2

Glencoe Global 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
a variety of speech characterized by its own particular grammar or pronunciation, often associated with a particular geographical region
form of limited government in which power rests with the people, and all citizens share in the running of the government
form government in which a leader rules by force and typically limits citizens' freedoms
A government ruled by a king or queen
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
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.
scattered or found in a wide area; widely circulated or diffused
the single one of its kind; being the only one of its kind