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Human Geo Vocab

Human Geography Vocabulary

the study of why people are the way they are where they are. This means that location determines groups of people’s behavior and lifestyles. Human Geography
sameness of a group Homogeneous
differences within a group Heterogeneous
the characteristics of a population; age and gender are most important (but it can include anything from race and religion to rappers in a population or who likes ice cream) Demographics
the study of demographics in a population Demography
changes in a population based on development Demographic transition
the process of improving material conditions and standard of living through the diffusion of knowledge and technology Development
more developed countries MDCs
less developed countries LDCs
the integrated system of learned behavioral patterns, which are characteristic of a group of people Culture
ideas, values, beliefs of a culture, e.g., language, religion, ethics Non-material culture
the physical items of a group of people usually determined by non-material culture, e.g., food, clothing, music, housing, places of worship Material culture
the homogeneous static culture of isolated groups of people, e.g., the Amish Local culture (folk culture)
rapidly changing, heterogeneous culture; spread through globalization Global culture (popular culture)
the process of the world becoming interconnected through technology and infrastructure Globalization
in Geography and for the world, countries are called states, e.g., Germany and Mexico are states or world states States
the movement of something over time and through space, e.g., the flu diffuses through a population, a YouTube video goes viral Diffusion
domestication of plants and animals; occurred 10,000 years ago (8,000 BCE). Lead to the development of cities Agricultural revolution
1750 to 1850; mass production; lead to the development of the modern world Industrial Revolution
the diffusion of medical technology from MDCs to LDCs Medical Revolution
1,000 millions; what I want you to know is that 1 million and 1 billion are vastly different numbers, e.g., If you say that China has 1 million people, then you are one thousand times wrong! One Billion
7.3 BILLION Population of the World
natural increase rate; the percentage that the population increases in one year NIR
1.2%; the world population increases by about 90 million per year World NIR
330 million Population of the United States
1.3 BILLION China’s Population
1.1 BILLION India’s Population
World’s largest city; 30 million Population of Tokyo, Japan
Created by: dancer2024
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