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

Chapter 5: Language and Religion: Mosaics of Culture

Objectives for Chapter 5

After reading and studying this chapter, you should be able to:

1. Understand the basic distribution of the world's living languages.

2. Explain how languages are classified.

3. Map the basic pattern of world languages.

4. Describe how languages spread, change, and evolve.

5. Cite examples of how language affects the cultural landscape.

6. Explain how religions are classified.

7. Describe the basic beliefs of the major world religions and map their historical expansion and current geographic distribution.
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