marriage within a specific tribe or similar social unit.Compare exogamy(def 1).
Origin of endogamy
Related formsen·dog·a·mous, en·do·gam·ic [en-doh-gam-ik] /ˌɛn doʊˈgæm ɪk/, adjective
First recorded in 1860–65; endo-
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Historical Examples of endogamy
In people living in small communities, endogamy does not appear to have ever existed.
Sometimes an endogamy of religious origin is met with, among the Jews for example.
They formerly had endogamy, and it is stated that brothers and sisters married.
There is in this case exogamy in relation to the clan and endogamy in relation to the tribe.
It simply means marrying-out, in contrast to endogamy, or marrying-in.
British Dictionary definitions for endogamy
Derived Formsendogamous or endogamic (ˌɛndəʊˈɡæmɪk), adjective anthropol marriage within one's own tribe or similar unitCompare exogamy (def. 1)
pollination between two flowers on the same plant
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Word Origin and History for endogamy
1865, from endogamous (1865); for which see endo- + gamete.
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Related formsen•dog′a•mous adj.
Reproduction by the fusion of gametes of similar ancestry.
Marriage within a particular group in accordance with custom or law.
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