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What is demography? demography- the statistical study of human population
What is population density? Population Density- this is the average number of people living in an area
What is birth rate? birthrate- how many people are born each year
What is death rate? Death rate- the total number of deaths each year for every 1,000 people
What is migration? migration- the process of moving from one place to live in another
What is monotheism? monotheism- the doctrine or belief that there is only one God
What is universalizing? universalizing- too make universal or for all people
What are religions? religions- a specific fundamental set of beliefs and practices generally agreed upon by a number of persons or sects
What is polytheism? polytheism- the doctrine or belief in more than one God
What is a hajj? hajj- the pilgrimage to Mecca, which every adult Muslim is supposed to make at least once in his or her lifetime: the fifth of the Pillars of Islam.
What is culture? culture- the quality in a person or society that arises from a concern for what is regarded as excellent in arts, letters, manners, scholarly pursuits, etc.
What is a region? region- extensive, continuous part of a surface, space, or body: a region of the earth.
What are ethnic groups? ethnic groups-characteristic of a people, especially a group (ethnic group) sharing a common and distinctive culture, religion, language, or the like.
What is acculturation? acculturation-process of adopting the cultural traits or social patterns of another group.
What is innovation? innovation-something new or different introduced: numerous innovations in the high-school curriculum.
What is diffusion? diffusion-act of diffusing; state of being diffused.
What is globalization? globalization-the act of globalizing, or extending to other or all parts of the world
What are immigrants? immigrants-a person who migrates to another country, usually for permanent residence.
What are push factors? push factors- reasons that may cause a certain group of people to leave an area
What are pull factors? pull factors- good reasons why immigrants leave their countries
What are refugees? refugees-a person who flees for refuge or safety, especially to a foreign country, as in time of political upheaval, war, etc.
What are culture trails? culture trails- a pattern in cultures through ancestry
What is tradionalism? traditionalism-adherence to tradition as authority, especially in matters of religion.
What is fundamentalism? fundamentalism-strict adherence to any set of basic ideas or principles
What is dialect? dialect-a special variety of a language
What is Lingua Franca? lingua franca-any language that is widely used as a means of communication among speakers of other languages.
What are ethnic religions? ethnic religions- religions common among a certain race
What are animist religions? animist religions- religious faith and life system of the tribal peoples of the world