The "global village" is shorthand for the world connected by electronic devices, such as smart phones or the Internet.
In the Philippines, "village" usually refers to a gated community in an urban area.
Soul of India
The Indian political and spiritual leader Mahatma Gandhi declared that the soul of India lives in its villages. In 2011, 69% of India's 1.24 billion people lived in rural villages.
a slope of land adjoining a body of water, or a large elevated area of the sea floor.
building used for spiritual worship and religious practices.
large settlement with a high population density.
person who plans the physical design and zoning of an urban center.
to travel to and from specific places on a regular basis, usually for a specific purpose, such as employment.
a disagreement or fight, usually over ideas or procedures.
to expand or grow.
system of production, distribution, and consumption of goods and services.
one or more buildings used for the manufacture of a product.
the art, science, and business of cultivating the land for growing crops.
person who studies places and the relationships between people and their environments.
connection of different parts of the world resulting in the expansion of international cultural, economic, and political activities.
system or order of a nation, state, or other political unit.
very small village.
change in economic and social activities, beginning in the 18th century, brought by the replacement of hand tools with machinery and mass production.
single farm, consisting of one or several houses and farm buildings not associated with a settlement.
settlement of people clustered along a line, such as a river bank or railroad route.
to make or produce a good, usually for sale.
central place for the sale of goods.
to move from one place or activity to another.
process of extracting ore from the Earth.
an area within a larger city or town where people live and interact with one another.
business that uses surplus funds to pursue its goals, not to make money.
settlements of people clustered around a central point.
an unusual act or occurrence.
leading or most influential.
work that provides basic goods and services, such as food, shelter, and clothing.
rule or standard.
rate at which goods and services are produced.
available supply of materials, goods, or services. Resources can be natural or human.
having to do with country life, or areas with few residents.
beach or coast.
community or village.
having to do with the Soviet Union and the areas it influenced.
human settlement larger than a village and smaller than a city.
settlement or business area where goods and services are exchanged.
movement of people or goods from one place to another.
country that has fallen behind on goals of industrialization, infrastructure, and income.
process where city residents move to villages or suburbs and commute to jobs in larger towns.
process in which there is an increase in the number of people living and working in a city or metropolitan area.
small human settlement usually found in a rural setting.