endogamy

[en-dog-uh-mee]
noun
marriage within a specific tribe or similar social unit. Compare exogamy ( def 1 ).

Origin:
1860–65; endo- + -gamy

endogamous, endogamic [en-doh-gam-ik] , adjective
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endogamy (ɛnˈdɒɡəmɪ)
 
n
1.  anthropol Compare exogamy marriage within one's own tribe or similar unit
2.  pollination between two flowers on the same plant
 
en'dogamous
 
adj
 
endogamic
 
adj

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endogamy
1865, from endogamous (see endo- + ending from bigamy) on model of polygamy
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endogamy en·dog·a·my (ěn-dŏg'ə-mē)
n.

  1. Reproduction by the fusion of gametes of similar ancestry.

  2. marriage within a particular group in accordance with custom or law.


en·dog'a·mous adj.
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Demographically, the pressure is always on minorities to be endogamous or blur away.
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