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Ethnic Group
A group of people that shre the same language, customs, and a common heritage.
Stateless Nation
a nation of people that does not have a territory to legally occupy, like the Palestinians, Kurds , and Basques.
Nation-state
The name of a territory when a nation and a state occupy the same territory.
Dialect
A version of a language that reflects changes in speech patterns due to class, region, or cultural changes.
Economy
The production and exchange of goods and services among a group of people.
Economic System
The way people produce and exchange goods.
Caste System
The Aryan system of social classes in India and one of the cornerstones of Hinduism in which each person is born into a caste and can only move into a different caste though reincarnation.
Acculturation
The cultural change that occurs when individuals in a society acceptor adopt an innovation.
Rai
A kind of popular Algerian music developed in the 1920s by poor urban children that is fast-paced with danceable rhythms: was sometimes used as a form of rebellion to expose political unhappiness.
Yurts
A tent of Central Asia's nomads.
Anti-Semitism
Discrimination against Jewish people.
Sweatshop
A workplace where people work long hours for low pay under poor conditions to enrich manufacturers.
Nelson Mandela
One of the leaders of the African National Congress who led a struggle to end apartheid and was elected president in 1994 in the 1st all-race election in South Africa.
Gandhi
Indian political leader who served as prime minister (1966-1977 and 1980-1984). She was assassinated by Sikh extremists.
Dalai Lama
The traditional governmental ruler and highest priest of the dominant sect of Buddhism in Tibet and Mongolia, understood by Tibetans to be the living incarnation of the bodhisattva of compassion.
Mao Zedong
Chinese communist leader
Kashmir
an area in southwestern Asia whose sovereignty is disputed between Pakistan and India
Tibet
an Asian country under the control of China; located in the Himalayas
Chechnya
an autonomous republic in southwestern Russia in the northern Caucasus Mountains bordering on Georgia; declared independence from the USSR in 1991 but Russian troops invaded and continue to prosecute a relentless military campaign in the largely Muslim republic.