marriage within a specific tribe or similar social unit.: Compare exogamy (def. 1).
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- en·dog·a·mous [en-dog-uh-muhs], /ɛnˈdɒg ə məs/, en·do·gam·ic [en-doh-gam-ik], /ˌɛn doʊˈgæm ɪk/, adjective
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How to use endogamy in a sentence
Limited exogamy with direct maternal or paternal descent, accordingly, means a reapproach to endogamy.Elements of Folk Psychology | Wilhelm Wundt
Natural selection has determined that exogamy produces fitter progeny than endogamy.The Kempton-Wace Letters | Jack London
There is no antithesis between endogamy and exogamy; no exogamous "tribes" have been found up to the present time.The Origin of the Family Private Property and the State | Frederick Engels
endogamy and exogamy are forms of the mores in which one of these policies has been adopted to the exclusion of the other.Folkways | William Graham Sumner
The captured wife was also a trophy, and the play of this fact on vanity would always tend to disintegrate the system of endogamy.Folkways | William Graham Sumner
British Dictionary definitions for endogamy
anthropol marriage within one's own tribe or similar unit: Compare exogamy (def. 1)
pollination between two flowers on the same plant
- endogamous or endogamic (ˌɛndəʊˈɡæmɪk), adjective
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