How is cultural identity formed?
Culture refers to the values, beliefs, and thinking patterns that are inherent in a group of people. Cultural identity, which is a sense of belonging to a group, is constructed by an integral connection of social structures, language, sexual orientation, and cultural patterns. Its formation involves making choices about the cultures that an individual identifies with. Adapting beliefs and practices of other communities form cultural identity. For example, adapting particular dialect, joining a different religious group, and changing to consume particular sets of food form an individual’s cultural identity.