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Ch 5 Human Geo Vocab

Vocabulary in Chapter 5

Demography the statistical study of human populations
Birthrate the number of births each year for every 1,000 people living in a place
Migration the process of moving from one place to live in another
Population Density the average number of people living in an area
Death Rate the total umber of deaths each year for every 1,000 people
Emigrants people who leave a country to live somewhere else
Immigrants People who come to a new country to live
Push Factors a push factor causes people to leave a location
Pull Factors a pull factor attracts people to a new location
Refugees people who have been forced to leave and cannot return to their homes
Culture culture includes all the features of a people's way of life
Culture Traits activities and behaviors that people often take part in
Culture Region an area in which people have many shared culture traits
Ethnic Groups a human population that shares a common culture or ancestry
Acculturation when an individual or group adopts some of the traits of another culture
Innovation new ideas that a culture accepts
Diffusion an idea or innovation spreads from one person or group to another and is adopted
Globalization when connections around the world increase and cultures become more alike
Traditionalism the opposite of globalization; following longtime practices and opposing many modern technologies and ideas
Fundamentalism any movement in which people believe in strictly following certain established principles or teachings
Dialect a regional variety of a language
Lingua Franca a language of trade and communication
Animist Religions people believe in the presence of the spirits and forces of nature
Polytheism the belief in many gods
Universalizing Religions seek followers all over the world. They hope to appeal to people of many different cultures
Monotheism the belief in one god
Missionaries people who help spread the religion
Mosques houses of worship
Hajj many people in Islamic countries make a special religious journey to Mecca
Assimilation the act of incorporating or absorbing knowledge into the mind
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