Human Geography: Landscapes of Human Activities, 11th Edition (Fellmann)

Chapter 5: Language and Religion: Mosaics of Culture

Internet Exercises

1. Using the resources at Ethnologue, identify the top 10 languages in your country. Where in your country's history do these languages have their origins?

2. Try finding out how many places in the United States have the same name as your community. You can use Geographic Names Information System at the USGS. Next, try to figure out which places were named first. Are there connections among the locations. For example, did someone immigrate

3. Using the Sacred Text archive, read a selection or two from the religious writings of a religion you are unfamiliar with. What do the writings tell you about the religion? Is it fair to judge a religion this way?

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