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Chapter 7 Vocab

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Human Evolution Long term biological maturation of the human species.
Cold War The post WWII standoff between the Soviets and the Western Alliance led by the US, which lasted 1945 to the collapse of the USSR.
Rift Valley The trough or trench that forms when thinning strip of the Earth’s crust sinks between two parallel faults.
Continental Drift The slow movement of continents controlled by the process associated with plate tectonics.
State Formation The creation of a state, exemplifying traditions of human territoriality that g back thousands of years.
Ethnicity The combination of people’s culture and carpal ancestry
Nation-State A country whose population possesses a substantial degree of cultural homogeneity and unity.
Indirect Rule British colonial practice that kept indigenous power structures in place.
Land Tenure The way people own, occupy, and use land,
Land alienation One society or culture group taking land away from another.
Green Revolution The successful late twentieth center development of higher yield, fast growing varieties of rice and other cereals in certain developing countries.
Agribusiness The agricultural operations of large, often, multinational, corporations.
Medical geography The study of health and disease within a geographic context and from a spatial perspective.
Endemic Disease in host population affects many people in a kind of equilibrium without causing rapid deaths and widespread.
Epidemic A local or regional outbreak of a disease.
Pandemic An outbreak of a disease that spreads worldwide.
Multilingualism A society marked by a mosaic of local languages.
Formal Economy The part of a national economy that is registered with government agencies and complies with laws and regulations, especially taxation.
Informal Economy Dominated by unlicensed sellers of homemade goods and services, the primitive form of capitalism found in many developing countries that take place beyond the control of the government.
Sharia Law The strict criminal code based in Islamic Law that prescribes corporal punishments, amputations, stoning, and lashings for both major and minor offenses.
Boko Haram The violent, jihadist, terrorist organization based in and controls part of northeastern Nigeria.
Anthropogenic Environmental impacts emanating from human activities, particularly the production of pollutants associated with atmospheric warming.
Mobile Money The dominant system of text- messaged money exchanged in Sub-Saharan Africa that is attributable to the realm's general lack of a formal banking infrastructure.
Cash Economy An economic system in which all transactions are made in cash.
Exclave A bounded piece of territory that is part of a particular state but lies separate from it by the territory of another state.
Apartheid Literally, apartness. The Africans term for South Africa's pre 1994 policies of racial separation, a system that produced highly segregated socio-geographical patterns.
Xenophobia Extreme dislike and fear of foreigners, sometimes fueled by populist politicians.
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