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Ch. 8 Vocab

TermDefinition
Transition zone An area of spatial change where the peripheries of two adjacent realms or regions join
Monsoon Refers to the seasonal reversal of wind and moisture flows in certain parts of the subtropics and lower-middle latitudes
Caste System The strict social stratification and residential segregation of people
Indo-European languages The major world language family that dominate the European geographic realm
Dravidian languages The language family, indigenous to the South Asian realm
Partition The subdivision of the British Indian Empire into India and Pakistan at the end of the colonial rule
Forward capital Capital city positioned in actually or potentially contested territory
Neoliberalism A national or regional development strategy based on the privatization of state-run companies
Mega city Informal term referring to the world’s most heavily populated cities
Extreme weather events Unprecedented, record breaking departures from the longer-term weather patterns of a certain area
Population geography The field of geography that focuses on the spatial aspects of demography
Population density The number of people per unit area
Physiographic density The number of people per area of arable land
Demographic transition Multi-stage model, based on western Europe’s experience, of changes in population growth exhibited by countries undergoing industrialization
Fertility rates More precisely Total Rate, it is the average number of children born to women of childbearing age in a given population
Demographic burden The proportion of a national population that is either too old or too young to be productive and that must be cared for by the productive population
Population pyramid Graphic representation or profile of a national population according to age and gender
Sex ratio A demographic indicator showing the ratio of males to females in a given population
Buffer state A country or set of contrives separating ideological or political adversities
Urban primacy Refers to a country’s largest city
Taliban The term means “students.” Refers to the Islamist militia group that emerged from madrassas in Pakistan and ruled neighboring Afghanistan between 1996 and 2001
Al-Queda The terrorist organization that evoked into an expanding global network under the mid-1990s
China-Pakistan Economic Corridor The 2000-kilometer northeast-southwest development axis starching between the westernmost chilies city of Kashgar
Drone warfare The use of remote-controlled unmanned vehicles as delivery systems to conduct military attacks
Communal tension Persistent stress among a country’s sociocultural groups that can often erupt into communal violence
Hindutva “Hindu ness” as expressed through Hindu nationalism, Hindu heritage, and/or Hindu patriotism
Informal sector Dominated by unlicensed sellers of homemade goods and services
Double delta South Asia’s combined delta formed by the Ganges and Brahmaputra rivers
Non-governmental organization A legitimate organization that operates independently from any form of government and does not function as a for-profit business
Micro-credit Small loans extended to poverty-stricken borrowers who would not otherwise qualify for them
Rising sea level One expected impacts of global climate change on the world ocean resulting from the large-scale melting of Arctic and Antarctic ice
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