Haiti

Location: West Indies Official name: Republic of Haiti Formation (date of independence / date current borders were established): 1804 / 1884 Capital city: Port-au-Prince Population: 10.2 million / 959 people per sq mile (370 people per sq km) Total land area: 10,714 square miles (27,750 square km) Language(s) spoken: French Creole (official language), French (official … Read more

Han

Chinese The original Chinese peoples who settled in North China on the margins of the Yellow River (Huang He) and who were central to the development of Chinese culture.

Hardwood

Hardwood: wood from broad-leaved trees, such as beech, oak, and mahogany.

Health care

Health care: medical services that diagnose and treat illness and provide care for pregnant women, the elderly, and the disabled.

Hepatitis A

A viral disease that interferes with the functioning of the liver.

Hepatitis E

A water-borne viral disease that interferes with the liver’s functioning.

Hierarchical rule

A system by which leadership for a culture group is defined by traditional and sometimes frustrating age-sex distinction patterns.

High pressure cell

An air mass descending and warming because of the increased pressure and weight of the air above.

High-tech industries

High-tech industries: industries that use or make the most recently invented and technologically advanced products, such as computers.

Himalaya Mountains

A mountain range in South Asia that includes mount Everest, the world’s tallest mountain peak.

Hinterland

The region of a country that lies away from the capital and largest cities is often rural or even unsettled.

HIV/AIDS deaths

HIV/AIDS deaths estimate the number of adults and children who died of AIDS during a given calendar year.

Holocaust

The nazi program of mass murder of European Jews during World War II.