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Angiosperms
Plants whose seeds are encased in fruit
Animism
The belief that inanimate objects, such as hills, rocks, rivers, and other elements of the natural landscape possess souls and can help as well as hinder human efforts on Earth
Antecedent Boundary
A political boundary that existed before the cultural landscape emerged and stayed in place while people moved in to occupy the surrounding area
Anthropogeographic boundaries
political boundaries that coincide substantially with cultural discontinuities in the human landscape, such as religious or linguistic transitions
Apartheid
Literally, "apartness". (segregated)
Aquaculture
The use of a river segment or an artificial body of water such as a pond for the raising and harvesting of food products, including fish, shellfish, and even seaweed.
Arable
Literally, cultivable. Land fit for cultivation by one farming method or another.
Area
A term that refers to a part of the Earth's surface with less specificity than region.
Areal Interdependence
A term related to functional specialization. When one area produces certain goods or has certain raw materials or resources and another area has different resources/goods; they satisfy their requirements by exchanging.
Arithmetic Population Density
The population of a country/region expressed as an average per unit area. The figure is derived by dividing the pop. of the area by the # of sq. kilometers/miles that make up the unit
Aryan
From the Sanskrit Arya ("noble"), a name applied to an ancient people who spoke an Indo-European languagfe and who moved into northern India from the northwest
Ashkenazim
One of the two main ethnic groups within Jewish culture eventually settling in Central Europe
Assimilation
The process through which people lose originally differentiating traits, such as dress, speech particularities or mannerisms, when they come into contact with another society or culture.
Australopithecus
Early hominid species dating to 4-5 million years ago; branches survived the Pliocene climate changes in Africa