of or relating to the practice of allowing marriage only within a specific tribe, caste, ethnic or religious group, or other social unit:The Bosnian War restricted social relations between different ethnic groups, intensifying endogamous practices in some villages.
- Sometimes en·do·gam·ic [en-doh-gam-ik] /ˌɛn doʊˈgæm ɪk/ .
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How to use endogamous in a sentence
The same community cannot be 'both exogamous and endogamous,' as some suppose.Social Origins and Primal Law | Andrew Lang
These communities may or may not be exogamous, they may even be endogamous.The Secret of the Totem | Andrew Lang
And while thus the "gens" was strictly exogamous, the tribe comprising an aggregate of "gentes" was equally endogamous.The Origin of the Family Private Property and the State | Frederick Engels
The least doubt in the strictly independent existence of exogamous and endogamous tribes was considered a frivolous sacrilege.The Origin of the Family Private Property and the State | Frederick Engels
They thought the camel to be the agent of the disease.50 A woman amongst the same people contracted an endogamous marriage.Folkways | William Graham Sumner