[ UK /ˈɛndəʊɡˌæmi/ ]
- marriage within one's own tribe or group as required by custom or law
How To Use endogamy In A Sentence
- It was resolved to launch a national campaign for the abolition of both the caste system and dowry because together they tended to reinforce the system of caste endogamy.
- Kin networks, endogamy, and repeated affinal marriages were evident by the second generation, establishing patterns that persisted throughout the eighteenth century. Belongings: Property, Family, and Identity in Colonial South Africa
- Social status was ascribed and sustained by class endogamy.
- Though marriage outside the ethnic group was tolerated, these people practiced a high rate of endogamy, which strengthened family and community bonds.
- The tribe often encourage endogamy out of the belief that it will help keep the tribal identity from being lost.
- In recent years, community and regional endogamy have declined.
- The nobility sought to defend its privileged status against incomers by genealogical codification, strict endogamy, or legal barriers.
- While not all practice cousin endogamy or engage in arranged marriages, most demonstrate a strong preference for religious endogamy in the selection of marriage partners.
- Natural selection has determined that exogamy produces fitter progeny than endogamy. The Kempton-Wace Letters