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A way of pronouncing words that indicates the place of origin or social background of the speaker.
A regional variety of a language distinguished by vocabulary, spelling, and pronunciation.
An artificial language invented in 1887, based on the root forms of some words common to the major European languages.
all of a group's learned behaviors, actions, beliefs, and objects
building blocks of a culture
area in which a unique culture or specific trait develops in a culture
Asia, Africa, North America, South America, Antarctica, Europe, Australia
Pacific, Atlantic, Indian, Southern, Arctic
an imaginary latitude line drawn around the earth, dividing the earth into northern and southern hemispheres and
belief system in which multiple deities are revered as creators and arbiters of all that exists in the universe
A religion that appeals to all people and in some cases great effort is undertake in evangelism and missionary work.
a religion that is particular to one, culturally distinct, group of people.
The ratio of the number of farmers to the amount of arable land
The time when human beings first domesticated plants and animals and no longer relied solely on hunting and gathering
The total number of people divided by the total land area
region includes a chain of islands in Canada's far north
a massive rocky area dotted with thousands of lakes
An upland region that extends in a horseshoe shape across much of Canada
Both birth rates and death rates fluctuate at a high level giving a small population growth rate
Birth rates are high but death rates decrease rapidly causing rapid population growth (or a population explosion)
Birth rates fall rapidly whilst death rates fall slightly causing the population growth rate to slow down
Traditions that borrow from both the past and present
System of belief that seeks to explain ultimate realities for all people -- such as the nature of suffering and the path toward self-realization
An area within a city containing members of the same ethnic background
a diacritical mark used to indicate stress or placed above a vowel to indicate a special pronunciation
a regional variety of a language, with differences in vocabulary, grammar, and pronunciation; also a form of a language spoken by members of a particular social class or profession
an artificial language based as far as possible on words common to all the European languages
A boundary that was drawn across an area prior to the area becoming substantially-populated (e.g. border between Malaysia and Indonesia)
A condition of roughly equal strength between opposing countries or allies
An invisible line that marks the extent of a state's territory
The amount of people in a certain area
The portion of Earth's surface occupied by permanent human settlement.
The ratio of the number of farmers to the total amount of land suitable for agriculture
An organized system of beliefs, ceremonies, and rules used to worship a god or a group of gods
The belief in one god. *Ex. Christianity, Islam, and Judaism are monotheistic
The belief in many gods. *Ex. Mesopotamia and Egypt
A system of communication through the use of speech, a collection of sounds understood by a group of people to have the same meaning
A language that is written as well as spoken; system of written communication. NOT all languages have this.
Began in 1066 with the invasion of the Kingdom of England by the troops of William, Duke of Normandy, and his victory at the Battle of Hastings. This resulted in french being the official language for 150 years after, despite the fact that most people could not understand it.
help given to poorer countries. It can be in the form of money, technology or training.
the reduction or cancellation of debt that LICs owe to either the World Bank or developed nations
a process of change to improve people's lives
System of communication through speech which is a collection of sounds that a group of people understands to have the same meaning
Language a country designates used by the government for all laws, reports & public objects such as money & road signs
Collection of languages related through a common ancestral language that existed long before recorded history