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Safa Human Geo Vocab



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Public Housing
Housing owned by the government.
Physiological Density
The Number of people per unit of arable land, which is land suitable for agriculture.
Land created by the Dutch by draining water from an area.
The value of a particular product compared to the amount of labour needed to make it.
Pidgin Language
A form of speech that adopts a simplified grammer and limited vocab of a lingua franca, used or communications among speakers of 2 different languages.
Belief that race is the primary determinant of human traits and capacities and that racial differences produce an inherent superiority of a prticular race.
Prime Agricultural Land
The most productive farm land.
Public Services
Services offered by the goverment to provide security and protection for citizens and businesses.
Potential Reserve
The amount of energy in deposits not yet identified but thought to exist.
Primary Metropolitn Statistical Area
PMSA; In the U.S., a metropolitan Statistical Area exceeding one million people population located within a consolidated metropolitan statistical area.
Indentity with a group of people descended from a common ancestor.
An atrea distinguished by a unique combination of trends or features.
Push Factors
Factors that induce people to leave old residences.
Prime Meridian
The meridian designated as 0 degress longitude, which passes through the Royal Observatory at Greenwich, England.
Rank Size Rule
A pattern of settlements in a country, such that the nth largest settlement is 1/n the population of the largest settlement.
People who are forced to migrate from their home country and cannot return for fear of persecution because of their race, religion, social group, nationality or membership of a political party.
Prorupted State
An otherwise compact state with a large prjection extension.
Relocation diffusion
The spread of a feature through the bodily movement of people from one place to another.
Range of a Service
The maximum distance people are willing to travel to use a service.
The system used to transfer locations from Earth's surface to a flat map.
Proven Reserve
The amount of a resource available in discovered deposits.
A form of commercial agriculture in which livestock graze over an extensive area.
Remote Sensing
The aquisition of data about the Earth's surface from a satellite.
A machine that cuts grain standing in a field.
Primate City
The largest settlement in a country, if it has more than twice as many people as the second ranking settlement.
Addition of more waste than a resource can accomodate.
Regional Studies
An approach to geography that emphsizes the relationships between social and physical phemomena in a particular area of study.
A large farm in tropical and sub tropical climate that specializes in one or two crops for sale, usually to a MDC.
Popular Culture
Pop Culture;culture found in a large heterogeneous society that shares certain habits despite differences in other personal characteristics.
Population Pyramid
A bar graph representing the distribution of population by age and sex.
Beleif in or worship of more than one God.
The theory that the physical may set limits on human actions, but people have the ability to adjust to the physical environment and choose a course of action from many alternatives.
Producer Services
Services that primarily help people conduct business.
Radioactive Waste
Particles from a nuclear reaction that emit radiation.
Primate City Rule
A pattern if settlements in a country, such thatthe largest settlement has more than twice as many people as the second ranking settlement.
A journey to a place considered sacred for religious purposes.
Primary Sector
The portion of the economy concerned with the direct extraction of materials from Earth's surface generally through agriculture, although sometimes by mining, fishing, and forestry.
Post-Fordist Production
Adoption by companies of flexible work rules, such as the allocation of workers to teams that performs a variety of tasks.
Pull Factors
Factors that induce people to move to a new location.
A person who ascribes to the beleifs of racism.
In reference to migration, a law that places maximum limits on the number of people who can immigrate to a country each year.

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