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s.s ch 5 vocab


demography the statistical study of human populations
population density average number of people living in an area
birthrate the number of births each year for every 1,000 people living in an area
death rate the number of deaths each year for every 1,000 people living in an area
migration process of moving from one place to another
emigrants people who leave a country to live somewhere else
immigrants people who come to a new country to live
push factors causes people to leave a location
pull factors attracts people to a new location
refugees people who have been forced to leave and cannot return to their homes
culture all the features of a person's way of life
culture traits activities and behaviors that people often take part in
culture region an area in which people have shared culture traits
ethnic groups a human population that shares a common culture or ancestry
acculturation when an individual or group adopts some traits from another culture
diffusion happens when an idea or innovation spreads from one person or group to another and is adopted
globalization connections around the world increase and cultures become more alie
traditionalism means following longtime practices and opposing many modern technologies and ideas
fundamentalism describes any movement in which people believe in strictly following certain established principles or teachings
dialect a regional variety of language
lingua franca a language of trade and communication
ethnic religions focus on one ethnic group and generally have not spread into other cultures
animist religions people believe in the presence of spirits and the forces of nature
polytheism the belief in more than one god
universalizing religions seek followers all over the world
monotheism the belief in one god
missionaries people who help spread the religion
mosques houses for worship
hajj special religious journeys to Mecca
innovation a new idea that a culture accepts
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