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Buddhism
A religion that originated in India about 500 B.C.
Islam
The religious faith of Muslims including belief in Allah as the sole deity and in Muhammad as his prophet.
Taoism
Philosophy based on the book of Tao te Ching and the teachings of Lao-Tzu.
Confucianism
a movement based on the teachings of Confucius
Judaism
The monotheistic religion of the Jews
Hinduism
dominant religion of India
Pillars of Islam
Faith, Prayer, Charity, Fasting, and Pilgrimage
Population Density
the number of people living per sq. mile
Urbanization
the social process whereby cities grow and societies become more urban
Push-Pull Factors
Push factor pushes people from where they live, and pull factor pulls people into a new town.
Immigrant
A person who leaves one country to settle permanently in another
Migration
The moving from place to place
Rate of Natural Increase
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birthrate
the number of live births per 1,000 of the population per year
Mortality rate
the number of deaths per 1,000 of the population per year
Population Pyramid
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Recession
The act of restoring possession to a former owner
Deforestation
To cut down and clear away the trees or forests from
Longitude Lines
Vertical lines on map telling distance from east to west
Latitude Lines
horizontal lines on map; tell distance from north to south
Equator
The horizontal line that splits the earth in half (northern hemisphere/ southern hemisphere)
Political map
map that shows political divisions (ie~states, countries, etc.)
Physical Map
map that shows physical features. (ie~ mountains, rivers, etc.)
Absolute Location
exact location of a place on earth (use longitude and latitude for this)
Relative location
where a place is relative to another place. (ex: the library is by sonic)
Animism
The belief in the existence of spiritual beings
Polytheism
The worship of or belief in more than one god.
Theocracy
a government ruled by or subject to religious authority
dictatorship
Absolute or despotic control or power
Democracy
Government by the people, exercised either directly or through elected representatives
Monarchy
country governed by a monarch (king or queen)
Communism
A system of government in which the state plans and controls the economy
Pandemic
Epidemic over a wide geographic area and affecting a large proportion of the population (Ex: AIDS)
Apartheid
A policy or practice of separating or segregating groups
AIDS
a serious (often fatal) disease of the immune system
Chernobyl
a city in north central Ukraine; site of a major disaster at a nuclear power plant
Ethnic Group
people of the same race or nationality who share a distinctive culture
Nation-state
A political unit consisting of an autonomous state inhabited predominantly by a people sharing a common culture, history, and language.
Dialect
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Economy
Careful, thrifty management of resources, such as money, materials, or labor
Economic System
the system of production and distribution and consumption
Polygamy
The condition or practice of having more than one spouse at one time
Caste System
the Aryan system of social classes in India.
Acculturation
the adoption of the behavior patterns of the surrounding culture
One Child Policy
In china, they are overpopulated, so the one child policy says that they could only have one child
Rai
a kind of music developed in the 1920s by poor urban children. The music is fast paced and contains elements of popular Western music.
Yurts
A circular, domed, portable tent used by nomadic peoples of central Asia
Anti-Semitism
Discrimination against Jews.
Sweatshop
A shop or factory in which employees work long hours at low wages under poor conditions.