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society

Relationships among human beings.

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Creation Mandate

God told Adam and Eve to fill the earth with people and to have dominion over society for God's Glory. Gen 1:28, and Gen 9:1 Be fruitful, and multiply and replenish the earth.

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humanism

Belief that human thought and values (rather than religious thoughts or values) should be the central features of culture and that humans can on their own solve all of their problems.

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dialect

Speech patterns within a language that can vary widely.

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culture subregion

culture regions that display increasingly similar characteristics.

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culture region

Is a human society that shares the same basic culture.

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culture

Society's total way of life including traditions and institutions.

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language families

Groups of languages that share many common characteristics.

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Language families of the world (see map)

Indo-European
Sino Tibetan
Malayo-Polynesian
Afro-Asiatic
Niger-Kordofian
Dravidian
Japanese-Korean
Uralic and Altaic
Austro-Asiatic
Nilo-Saharan
Other

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Nuclear family.

Man his wife and children.

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Extended family.

The nuclear family plus grandparents uncles aunts and cousins.

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Nation

A large group of people with a common history and language who have developed a strong sense of identity.

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Nation State.

A nation that has established it's own government or state.

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Empire

When one nation conquers other nations beyond its borders

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Political maps

Shows the boundaries that a state has drawn around its people.

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Political boundaries

They mark the limit of a states authority over the lives of people.

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Natural boundaries

Landmarks.

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Geometric boundaries

Connects geometric points or follow lines of latitude or longitude.

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demography

Study of human populations and their characteristics

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vital statistics

Official records of births, marriages, divorces and deaths.

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Censuses

Official government counts of the entire population within the nation's boundaries.

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surveys

Counts of small samples of the total population.

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crude birthrate

Number of children born per 1000 people.

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crude deathrate

Number of people who die per 1000 people.

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rate of natural increase

crude birth rate - crude death rate

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life expectancy

Number of years a person can expect to live.

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infant mortality

# of live births - # of infants who die in their first year (per thousand live births).

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urban areas

small area which has a large # of buildings and people

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rural areas

large area with few people and buildings

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urbanization

growth of urban areas at expense of rural areas