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We have the Best! America VS India

 

In this video, you'll see how the US and India compare in a few ways.

The two countries have different lifestyles and cultural backgrounds, and naturally they are different in many ways.

America

The culture of the United States of America is primarily of Western, and European origin, yet its influences includes the cultures of Asian American, African American, Latin American, and Native American peoples and their cultures. The United States has its own distinct social and cultural characteristics, such as dialect, music, arts, social habits, cuisine, and folklore. The United States is ethnically diverse as a result of large-scale European immigration throughout its history, its hundreds of indigenous tribes and cultures, and through African-American slavery followed by emancipation. America is an anglophone country with a legal system derived from English common law.

 

india

Indian culture is the heritage of social norms, ethical values, traditional customs, belief systems, political systems, artifacts and technologies that originated in or are associated with the ethno-linguistically diverse India. The term also applies beyond India to countries and cultures whose histories are strongly connected to India by immigration, colonisation, or influence, particularly in South Asia and Southeast Asia. India's languages, religions, dance, music, architecture, food and customs differ from place to place within the country.

Indian culture, often labelled as a combination of several cultures, has been influenced by a history that is several millennia old, beginning with the Indus Valley civilization and other early cultural areas. Many elements of Indian culture, such as Indian religions, mathematics, philosophy, cuisine, languages, dance, music and movies have had a profound impact across the Indosphere, Greater India and the world. Specifically Southeast Asian and Himalayan influence on early India, had lasting impacts on the formation of Hinduism and Indian mythology. Hinduism itself formed from various distinct folk religions, which merged during the Vedic period and following periods.

Especially Austroasiatic groups, such as early Munda and Mon Khmer, but also Tibetic and other Tibeto-Burmese groups, left noteworthy influence on local Indian peoples and culture. Several scholars, such as Professor Przyluski, among others, concluded that there is a significant cultural, linguistic, and political Mon-Khmer (Austroasiatic) influence on early India, which can also be observed by Austroasiatic loanwords within Indo-Aryan languages and rice cultivation, which was introduced by East/Southeast Asian rice-agriculturalists using a route from Southeast Asia through Northeast India into the Indian subcontinent. The British Raj further influenced Indian culture, such as through the widespread introduction of the English language, and a local dialect developed.

Cultural diversity

Cultural diversity is the essence of multiculturalism or a combination of various single cultures. It is more similar to cultural fusion than to seek cultural homogenization of a global single culture. Cultural diversity can also mean that different cultures respect each other's differences. In general, globalization is believed to have a negative impact on cultural diversity.

From ancient times to the present, many completely independent social types have emerged around the world, and there have been huge differences in corresponding cultural types, many of which still exist today. In addition to obvious cultural differences such as language , clothing , and traditional culture, there are also major differences in the organizational structure, moral concepts, and ways of interacting with the environment of different societies. The cultural diversity shown in this is similar to biological diversity .

Quantify 

Cultural diversity is difficult to quantify. But it is generally accepted that cultural diversity can be measured in terms of the number of languages ​​spoken within a region or around the world. From this point of view, the end of the 20th century may be a period of sharp decline in the world's cultural diversity. In the 1990s, research by David Crystal, emeritus professor of linguistics at the University of Wells in Bangor , showed that a language went extinct every two weeks on average. According to his calculations, if the rate of decline in the number of languages ​​remains the same, by 2100, 90% of the world's existing languages ​​will be extinct.

Overpopulation, immigration and imperialism (whether political or cultural) have the potential to reduce cultural diversity, but it is also argued that mass information sharing contributes to cultural homogenization, so globalization is inevitable result in a reduction in cultural diversity.

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Written by Nisha

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