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Chapter 8

Transition zone An area of spatial change in where the peripheries of two adjacent realms or regions join and are marked by gradual shift.
Monsoon Refers to the seasonal reversal of wind and moisture flows in certain part of the subtropics and lower middle latitudes.
Castle System The strict social stratification and residential segregation of people- specifically in India’s Hindu society- on the basis of ancestry and occupation.
I do European Language Family The major world language family that dominates the European geographic realm.
Dravidian Languages The language family, indigenous to the South Asia realm, that dominates southern India today.
Partition The subdivision of the British Indian Empire into India and Pakistan at the nod of colonial rule on August 15, 1947
Forward Capital Capital city positioned in actually or potentially contested territory.
Neoliberalizm A national or regional development strategy based on the privatization of state run companies.
Megacity A city that has more than 10 million people in population.
Extreme weather events. Unprecedented, record braking departures from longer term weather patterns of a certain area.
Population geography The field of geography that focuses on the spatial aspects of demography and the influences of demographic change on particular countries and regions.
Population density The number of people per unit area.
Physiologic density The number of people per unit 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 rate The average number of children born to women of child bearing 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 countries separating ideological or political adversaries.
Urban Primacy Refers to a country's largest city, ranking atop its urban hierarchy- most expressive of the national culture and usually the capital city as well.
Taliban Islamist militia group that emerged from madrassa in Pakistan and ruled neighboring Afghanistan between 1996 and 2001; it has been trying to regain control of that country in its continuing conflict with US led NATO troops.
Al Qaeda The terrorist organization that evolved into an expanding global network under the directorship of Usama bin Ladin between the mid 1990s and his elimination by the US in 2011.
China Pakistan Economic Corridor The 2K kilometer northeast to southwest development axis stretching between the westernmost Chinese city of Kashgar and Pakistan's new Indian Ocean port of Gwadar.
Drone Warfare Use of UAVS as delivery systems to conduct military attacks.
Communal tension Persistent stress among a country's sociocultural groups that can often erupt into communal violence, particularly in India.
Hindutva Hinduness as expressed through Hindu nationalism,. Hindu heritage, and/ or Hindu patriotisms.
Informal sector Dominated by unlicensed sellers of home made goods and services.
Double delta South Asia's combined delta formed by the Ganges and Brahmaputra rivers.
Non governmental organization A legit organization that operates independently from any form of government and does not function as a for profit business.
Microedit Small loans extended to poverty stricken borrowers who would not otherwise qualify for them.
Rising Sea level One of the expected major impacts of global climate change on the world ocean resulting from the large scale melting of Artic and Antarctic ice.
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