Deculturation is to bring about the neglect or loss of particular cultural characteristics, either deliberately or incidentally. This process is often associated with indigenous traits such as those of aboriginals since some of their practices are often lost due to industrialization and/or acculturation.

For instance, when the Spanish conquerors occupied the Philippines, they required the natives to change their names and stop practicing many of their beliefs. Also, in the US, Native Americans were forced to relocate and were “civilized” through Christian education which aimed at depriving them of their cultural identity.

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