Guided Reading 5 4 - Name_Date Chapter 5 Languages Guided Reading Key Issue 4 The Cultural Landscape An Introduction to Human Geography Rubenstein 11 th

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Name_________________ _______________Date____2/18/17_________ Chapter 5 – Languages Guided Reading Key Issue 4 The Cultural Landscape: An Introduction to Human Geography, Rubenstein 11 th ed Directions: Using your text, answer the following. Use complete sentences as appropriate. 1. Prepare detailed notes with bullets and notations on the maps regarding the following case studies: Belgium : Political & linguistic divides (Figure 5-27) Switzerland : Peace in a multi-lingual state (Figure 5-29) Nigeria : Problems in a multi-lingual state (Figure 5-30) Notes: - Belgium divided into 2 different regions (Flanders in north & Wallonia in south) - Flanders – Flemings speak Flemish (dialect of Dutch) - Wallonia – Walloons speak French - Many in Flanders want Belgium divided into 2 separate countries - Flanders would be one of Europe’s richest, while Wallonia would be one of Europe’s poorest Notes: -has four official languages -lives peacefully with 4 -Decentralized government where local authorities hold most power Notes: Africa’s most populous country; 514 distinct languages; No national unity due to no common language; Different regions battle; To reduce tensions, gov’t moved the capital from Lagos (southwest) to Abuja (central, neutral region); Example of great language & cultural diversity
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