Asia Vocab

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Asia Vocab

Caste system- A system used by the Hindus of hereditory social distinctions. ex. The Caste system makes social mobility virtually impossible.Urbanization- To take on the characters of a city. ex. The over all geography of and area can make urbanization difficult, if not impossible.Staple (food)- A food that is eaten often and in large enough amounts that it makes up the majority of the diet of a population. ex. The lay of the land influences the staple of a people.Outsourcing- To purchase goods or services from an outside source. ex. The potential costs and economic benefits of outsourcing depend on the product.Deity- A god or goddess. ex. Almost all religions worship one or many deities.Hierarchy- A system of people or things ranked one above the other. ex. The Presidant of the United States remains at the top of our U.S. hierarchy.Monotheistic- Believing in one God. ex. Christianity is a monotheistic religion.Polytheistic- Believing in many gods. ex. Hinduism is a polytheistic religion.Sect- A group of people adhering to a particular religious faith. ex. People gathering in a church on Sunday morning could be described as a sect.

Asia Vocab

Traditional- Having been passed down or continued for a long time.Every religion around the world has traditions of some kind.Modern- Related to present or recent times.Modern art can be a bit confusing.

Transition- Movement or change in position, state, or concept.A transition in government may not be accepted by everyone.Hinduism- A common religion of India, very diverse with many schools and cults.

Buddhism- A religion, originated in India by Buddha, later spread to surrounding countries. ex. Buddhinsm is a religion worshiping Buddha, a man who,in his life, didn't witness poverty, pain or suffering of any kind until his early twenties.Shintoism- Native religion of Japan, worshiping nature and ancestors. ex. Shintoism is the native religion of Japan.Sikhism- The religion and practices of the Sikhs. ex. The Sikhs are a people as well as a religion.Communism- A system of government where all services and goods are owned by the government. ex. In the worlds history, communism hasn't worked in really any way. Arable- Capable of producing crops. ex. Many landscapes have very aralbe areas.Proverb- A wise or popular saying, usually of unknown origin. ex. Many proverbs can be found in the bible.Mao Zedong- 1893-1976, China Communist leader, lead China into communism. ex. Mao Zedong was the man who basically lead China to communism.

Tradition

Modern

Transition

Hinduism

staple

monotheistic

polytheistic

Urbanization

Caste system

hierarchy

outsourcing

deity

Sect


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