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World Culture Vocab

Cedar Park MIddle - Dillaplain 6th Grade

Geography Land, water, plants, animals and people
Rural Country
Urban City
Urbanization Movement of people from villages and farms to cities
Migrate To move, often in great numbers
Deforestation Cutting down too many trees too quickly
Ecosystem Places where plants and animals live dependent upon one another for survival
Culture The way of life of people who share similar beliefs and customs
Cultural unity Elements of culture that makes people feel like they are part of the group
Cultural trait A characteristic specific to a particular culture
Culture borrowing When a group of people adopt another's cultural traits
Cultural diffusion How culture spreads knowledge and skills from one area to another
Ethnic group Groups that have a common origin, language, and history
Ethnocentrism Judging people in terms of your own culture and standards
Customs Practices handed down from the past
Multi-culturalism Belief that different cultures in a nation should be respected and preserved
Majority group Group in society that controls most of the wealth and power
Minority group Group of people whose culture, race, or ethnic group is different from most people in the region.
Refugees People that are forced to leave their homeland due to wars or unjust government
Polytheism Belief in many gods
Monotheism Belief in one god
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