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Title: Human Geography

Human Geography
  • Culture Introduction

Culture includes
  • All the features of a societys way of life.
  • Language, religion, government, economics, food,
    clothing, architecture, and family life are all
    part of a societys culture.

Culture traits are activities behaviors that
people repeatedly practice
  • Some are much the same throughout the world.
  • Many vary from place to place.
  • Often are linked together.
  • Change through time.

Culture Regions
  • An area with many shared culture traits is
    called a culture region
  • Some countries, such as Japan France, make up a
    single culture region
  • Some countries such as Nigeria Congo contain
    several culture regions
  • A culture region such as Central America also can
    be comprised of several countries.

Cultures are changing constantly
  • Innovation - people are always thinking of new
    ways of doing things
  • Cultural diffusion - the spread of innovations or
    other culture traits into another culture region
  • Acculturation - occurs when one culture changes a
    great deal through its meeting with another
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