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Human World

Geography of the Human World

TermDefinition
death rate the number of deaths compared to the total number of people in a population at a given time
birth rate the number of babies born compared to the total number of people in a population at a given time
doubling time the number of years it takes a population to double in size based on its current growth rate
population distribution the geographic pattern of where people live
population density the average number of people living within a square mile or a square kilometer
urban describes an area that is densely populated; cities are urban
rural describes an area that is lightly populated; more farmland, agricultural communities
migration moving from one place to another
emigrate to leave (exit) one’s home to live in another place
immigrate to enter and live in a new country
refugees a person who flees a country because of violence, war, persecution, or disaster
urbanization when a city grows larger and spreads into nearby areas
culture the set of beliefs, behaviors, and traits shared by a group of people
ethnic group a group of people with a common racial, national, tribal, religious, or cultural background
dialect a regional variety of a language with unique features, such as vocabulary, grammar, or pronunciation
human rights the rights belonging to all individuals
globalization the process by which nations, cultures, and economies become mixed
sustainability growth that does not deplete human and natural resources
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