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the process whereby a minority group gradually adopts the customs and attitudes of the prevailing culture
Diffusion of a process with negative side effects or What works well in one region may not in another
Refers to such cultural succession and its lasting imprint proposed by Derwent Whittlesey
Romance and Germanic languages spoken by about 50% of the world's population
Most prevalent in Africa and the Americas, the doctrine saying that the world is infused through spirits, and supernatural powers
a religion stating that there is no god, and that the path to happiness is self-realization
An enclave is a country or part of a country mostly surrounded by the territory of another country; an exclave is one, which is geographically separated from the main part by surrounding alien territory.
is a method of prediction that interprets markings on the ground, or how handfuls of dirt land when someone tosses them. The Arabic tradition consists of sketching sixteen random lines of dots in sand.
is the religion and philosophy based on the teachings ascribed to the prophet Zoroaster
Created in India, approximately one billion followers. Unlike other religions, heaven isn't always the ultimate goal in life. Third largest in world behind Christianity and Islam. Talk about Karma (what goes around comes around.)
means the submission to the will of god, also monotheistic religion originating with the teachings of Muhammad, a key religious figure
religion and philosophy originating in ancient India. Stresses spiritual independence and equality throughout all life
If physically and financially able, a Muslim makes a pilgrimage to Mecca, they usually make the trip around Ramadan, this pilgrimage is also referred to as Hajj
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
this is the range of traditional beliefs and practices that claim the ability to cure, heal, and cause pain to people
it is the legal framework within which public and some private aspects of life are regulated for those living in a legal system based on Muslim principles
said to be the way of god. It is the native religion of Japan and was once its state religion. It involves the worship of kami (a god). Not very significant anymore and lost importance to today
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