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APHG Vocab 2

TermDefinition
Intensive Subsistence Agriculture A form of subsistence agriculture in which farmers must expend a relatively large amount of effort to produce the maximum feasible yield from a parcel of land
Shifting Cultivation A form of subsistence agriculture in which people shift activity from one field to another; each filed is used for crops for a relatively few years and left fallow for a relatively long period
Ecotourism A form of tourism that strives to minimize ecological or other damage to areas visited for their natural or cultural interest
Chlorofluorocarbon (CFC) A gas used as a solvent, a propellant in aerosols, a refrigerant, and in plastic foams and fire extinguishers
Pilgrimage A journey to a place considered sacred for religious purposes
Lingua Franca A language mutually understood and commonly used in trade by people who have different native tongues
Isolated Language A language that is unrelated to any other languages and therefore not attached to any language family
Literacy Tradition A language that is written as well as spoken
Creole Language A language that results from the mixing of a colonizer's language
Extinct Language A language that was once used by people in daily activities but is no longer used
Plantation A large farm in tropical and subtropical climates that specializes in the production of one or two crops for sale, usually to a more developed country
Edge City A large node of office and retail activities on the edge of an urban area
Land Ordinance of 1785 A law that divided much of the United States into a system of townships to facilitate the sale of land to settlers
Zoning Ordinance A law that limits the permitted uses of land and maximum density of development in a community
Break - of - Bulk Point A location where transfer is possible from one mode of transportation to another
Created by: Elimb2003