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What does pluralistic mean?

Describing a society in which members of minority groups maintain their different cultural traditions.

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What does protestant reformation mean?

The 16-century movement to reform the doctrines and practices of the Roman Catholic Church, which resulted in the formation of Protestant Churches.

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What does mother tongue mean?

One's native language from birth.

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What does literate mean?

Able to read and write.

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What does protestant mean?

A member of any of the Western Christian churches that are not Roman Catholic

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What does nation mean?

A group of people, mainly of common descent, history, and language, often forming a state or inhabiting a territory

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What does mercenary mean?

Selling services for money, especially military services

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What does expansionism mean?

A government policy encouraging territorial or economic expansion to other countries, often by force

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What does cartography mean?

The science of mapmaking

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What does circumnavigate mean?

To go around the whole of the Earth’s circumference

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What does conscript mean?

To force someone to join or enlist in an enterprise

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What does consumerism mean?

Focusing on collecting and using material goods or products

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What does indigenous mean?

Referring to the origina inhabitants of a region

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What does Imperialism mean?

The policy of a country or empire to extend its authority or domination by political, economic, or military means.

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What does ethnocentrism mean?

A belief that one’s own race or culture is superior to others

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What does Meso-America mean?

A region stretching from central Mexico to Nicaragua, usually used in terms of the region’s ancient civilizations and Aboriginal cultures