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World regional patterns: A Survey

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Allah   the Moslem name for God  
atheism   the belief that there is no God  
Buddhism   an eastern religion  
caliph   a Moslem ruler  
capitalism   an economic system in which private individuals or groups of individuals own land, factories, and other means of production  
caste   a Hindu social level  
communism   an economic and political system in which most or all property is owned by the state and is theoretically shared by all  
evolution   the belief that all present forms of life developed from a few simple forms billions of years ago  
Fertile Crescent   a fertile area in the Near East extending from the Tigris-Euphrates valley to the Jordan valley  
fetish   an object or thing which is believed to have magical powers to help or harm depending on what is wanted  
fundamentalist   one who believes in the absule truth of a religio  
Hinduism   an eastern religion from India  
humanism   the concept that man is the only important reality  
imam   a Mslem scholar, a leader among certain groups in Islam  
isthmus   a narrow strip of land, with water on both sides of it, connecting two larger bodies of land  
Judaism   the religion of the Jews based in the teachings found in the Old Testament  
jungle   a very wet tropical region  
karma   a Hindu teaching or belief that says one is reborn into a higher or lower existence based on how one lived in the previous existance  
Koran   the holy book of the Moslems  
melanin   a dark pigment found in the skin and hair  
Moslem   a follower of Islam  
Nirvana   the Buddhist idea of a heavenly peace or condition  
Panama Canal   a man-made waterway that separates North America and South America  
pantheism   the belief that God is in everything; that all things hold a piece of God who is the total of all of the things  
pantheon   all the gods of a people or ethnic group  
permafrost   area of soil beneath the surface that is permanently frozen in polar and near polar areas  
plains   a flat grassland of the humid middle latitude  
plague   a very dangerous disease that spreads rapidly and often causes death  
polygamy   the practice of having more than one wife at one time  
polytheism   the worship of more than one god, usually many  
proletariat   the class of industrial workers who must earn their living by their labor because they do not have the means to go into business for themselves  
rain forest   a very wet tropical region  
reincarnation   the rebirth into another life on this earth after death  
savanna   a flat grassland of the tropics  
Shintoism   the national religion of Japan  
steppe   a flat grassland of the humid middle latitudes  
tundra   a treeless plain of the polar regions  
utopia   a place of social or political perfection  
voodoo   a religion that includes the use of magic and sorcery  


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