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World Geography Vocabulary

What is Demography? The study of human populations, and how they change.
What is monotheism? The doctrine or belief that there is only one God.
What is universalizing religions? Making religions available all across the world
What is polytheism? the belief that there are many gods
What is hajj? The Muslim pilgrimage to Mecca that takes place in the last month of the year, expected once of all Muslims.
What is mosques? A Muslim place of worship.
What is missionaries? A person sent on a religious mission
What is birthrate? the ratio of live births in an area to the population of that area; expressed per 1000 population per year.
What is population density? a measurement of population per unit area or unit volume.
What is pull factors? Something that attracts people to come to a country
What is push factors? A cause that has the effect of making people leave a location.
What is immigrants? People who come to a new country to live.
What is acculturation? When an individual or group adopts some of the traits of another culture.
What is ethnic groups? A human population that shares a common culture or ancestry.
What is culture region? An area in which people have many shared culture traits.
What is animist religions? A religion that beleives there is no separation between the spiritual and physical world
What is Ethnic religions? An ethnic religion is a religion that appeals to a specific group of people in a specific area of the world.
What is Lingua Franca? A language of trade and communication.
What is Dialect? A regional variety of language.
What is fundamentalism? Describes any movement in which people believe in strictly following certain established princoples or teachings.
What is traditionalism? Following longtime practices and opposing many modern technologies and ideas.
What is globalization? The process in which connections around the world increase anc culture become more alike.
What is diffusion? When an idea or innovation spreads from one person or group to another and is adopted.
What is innovation? New ideas that a culture accepts
What is assimilation? Absorb and integrate (people, ideas, or culture) into a wider society or culture
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