Cultural regions

Geography vocabulary.

Cultural region

A geographical area that encompasses or seems to encompass a definite, specific culture or ethnic group.



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Functional region

A region that retains specific characteristics within a given geographical area.


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Perceptual region

An area or location which people believe exist as a section of their cultural identity.


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Middle East

A region that roughly encompasses a majority of Western Asia (excluding the Caucasus) and Egypt.


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Suez Canal

An artificial sea level waterway in Egypt, connecting the Mediterranean Sea and the Red Sea.


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Latin America

A region of the Americas where Romance languages or a subject of Romance language family - always including spanish and Portuguese and sometimes including French - are primarily spoken.


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Panama Canal

It is a 77.1 kilometre ship canal in Panama that connects the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific Ocean.


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Sub Saharan Africa

It is geographically, the area of the continent of Africa that lies south of the Sahara desert.


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Oceania

A region centered on the islands of the tropical Pacific Ocean.


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Southeast Asia

A subregion of Asia consisting of the countries that are geographically south if Asia, east of India and west of Guinea.


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