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Global Cultures

TermDefinition
culture way of life of a group of people who share similar beliefs and customs
ethnic group people with a common language, history, religion, and some physical traits
dialect local form of a language that may have a distinct vocabulary and pronunciation
democracy forms of limited government in which power rests with the people, and all citizens share in running the government
dictatorship form of government in which a leader rules by force and typically limits citizens' freedoms
monarchy government led by king or queen who inherited power by being born into ruling family
civilization highly developed culture
cultural diffusion process of spreading ideas, languages, and customs from one culture to another
culture region area that includes different countries that share similar cultural traits
globalization development of a worldwide culture with an interdependent economy
widespread scattered or found in a wide area
unique being the only one of its kinds
 



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