Cultural diffusion

exchanging of ideas

Culture diffusion refers to the spread of cultural traits or patterns from one society or group of people to another. This process can occur through various means, such as migration, trade, communication, or technological advancements.

For example, the diffusion of Buddhism from India to other parts of Asia is an example of cultural diffusion. Another example could be the spread of American fast food chains, such as McDonald's, to different parts of the world, where they have adapted their menus to local tastes.

Cultural diffusion can lead to the blending of different cultures and the creation of new cultural forms, such as creole languages or fusion cuisine. However, it can also result in the loss of traditional cultural practices and the homogenization of global cultures.