By: Ruhi Deshmukh

Chapter 8 Vocabulary

Culture- the customs, arts, social institutions, and achievements of a particular nation, people, or other social group.

Animism- the belief that natural objects, natural phenomena,and the universe itself possess souls.

Hinduism- a major religious and cultural tradition of South Asia, developed from Vedic religion.

Buddhism- a religion represented by the many groups (especially in Asia) that profess various forms of the Buddhist doctrine and that venerate Buddha.

Judaism- the monotheistic religion of the Jews.

Christianity- the religion based on the person and teachings of Jesus of Nazareth, or its beliefs and practices.

Islam- the religion of the Muslims, a monotheistic faith regarded as revealed through Muhammad as the Prophet of Allah.

Sikhism- a monotheistic religion founded in Punjab in the 15th century by Guru Nanak.

Urban- in, relating to, or characteristic of a city or town.

Rural- of, pertaining to, or characteristic of the country,country life, or country people; rustic.

Multicultural- of, pertaining to, or representing several different cultures or cultural elements.

Gender roles- the public image of being male or female that a person presents to others.

Social class- broad group in society having common economic,cultural, or political status.

Social Mobility- Social mobility is the movement of individuals or groups in social standing social position.

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