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Ch 3&4 Vocab. AP Geo

Vocabulary for The cultural landscape an intro. to human geography

TermDefinition
Asylum seeker someone who has migrated to another country in the hope of being recognized as a refugee
Brain drain large-scale emigration by talented people
Chain migration migration of people to a specific location because relatives or members of the same nationality previously migrated there
Circulation short-term, repetitive, or cyclical movements that recur on a regular basis
Counterurbanization net migration from urban to rural areas in more developed countries
Emigration migration from a location
Floodplain Area subject to flooding during a given number of years, according to historical trends
Forced migration Permanent movement, usually compelled by cultural factors
Guest worker term once used for a worker who migrated to the developed countries of Northern & Western Europe, usually from Southern & Eastern Europe or from North Africa, in search of a higher-paying job
Immigration Migration to a new location
Internal migration permanent movement within a particular country
Internally displaced person (IDP) someone who had been forced to migrate for similar political reasons as a refugee but has not migrated across an international border
International migration permanent movement from one country to another
Interregional migration permanent movement from one region of a country to another
Intervening obstacle environmental or cultural feature of the landscape that hinders migration
Intraregional migration permanent movement within one region of a country
migration form of relocation diffusion involving a permanent move to a new location
Migration transition change in the migration pattern in a society that results from industrialization, population growth, & other social & economic changes that also produce the demographic transition
Mobility all types of movement between location
Net migration difference between the level of immigration & the level of emigration.
Pull factor factor that induces people to move to a new location
Push factor factor that induces people to move to a new location
Quotas reference to migration, laws that place maximum limits on the number of people who can immigrate to a country each year
Refugees people who are forced to migrate from their home country & can't return for fear of persecution because of their race, religion, nationality, membership in a social group, or political opinion
Unauthorized immigrants people who enter a country without proper documents to do so
voluntary migration permanent movement undertaken by choice
Custom frequent repetition of an act, to the extent that it becomes characteristic of the group of people performing the act
Folk culture culture traditionally practiced by a small, homogeneous, rural group living in relative isolation from other groups
Habit repetitive act performed by a particular individual
Popular culture culture found in a large, heterogeneous society that shares certain habits despite differences in other personal characteristics
Taboo restriction on behavior imposed by social custom
Terroir contribution of a location's distinctive physical features to the way food tastes
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