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** What is Culture? Definition of Culture **

Kim Ann Zimmermann, LiveScience Contributor
Date: 09 July 2012 Time: 04:54 PM ET

Culture is the characteristics of a particular group of people, defined by
everything from language, religion, cuisine, social habits, music and arts.
Today, in the United States as in other countries populated largely by
immigrants, the culture is influenced by the many groups of people that now
make up the country.

Kazakh Jazz
Jazz music, which originated in the United States, has spread to other
cultures. In this photo, the Soil & Pimp Sessions band plays at the
Jazzystan Festival in Almaty, Kazakhstan.
CREDIT: Kristina Postnikova / Shutterstock.com
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*Western culture*

The term Western culture has come to define the culture of European
countries as well as those such as the United States that have been heavily
influenced by European immigration. Western culture has its roots in the
Classical Period of the Greco-Roman era and the rise of Christianity in the
14th century.

Other drivers of the Western culture include Latin, Celtic, Germanic and
Hellenic ethnic and linguistic groups. Today, the influences of Western
culture can be seen in almost every country in the world.

Buddha statue
Eastern culture was heavily influenced by religion. This giant statue of
Buddha overlooks Hong Kong.
CREDIT: Konstantin Sutyagin | Shutterstock
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*Eastern culture*

Eastern culture generally refers to the societal norms of countries in Far
East Asia (including China, Japan, Vietnam, North Korea and South Korea)
and the Indian subcontinent. Like the West, Eastern culture was heavily
influenced by religion during its early development. In general, in Eastern
culture there is less


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humanities. For uses in the natural sciences, see cell culture and tissue
culture. For other uses, see Culture (disambiguation).

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