The preferred or prescribed practice of marrying within the defined kin-group, be it clan, lineage, village, or social class. The opposite principle is exogamy: the preferred or prescribed practice of marriage outside the kin group, the boundaries of which are often defined by the incest taboo. The latter principle is most clearly expressed in the Arapesh saying, recorded by Margaret Mead, which states: ‘Your own mother, your own sister, your own pigs, your own yams you have piled up, you may not eat. |Other people's mothers, other people's sisters other people's pigs, other people's yams that they have piled up, you may eat.’

Dictionary of sociology. 2013.

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  • Endogamy — En*dog a*my, n. Marriage only within the tribe; a custom restricting a man in his choice of a wife to the tribe to which he belongs; opposed to {exogamy}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • endogamy — 1865, from endogamous (1865); for which see ENDO (Cf. endo ) + GAMETE (Cf. gamete) …   Etymology dictionary

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  • endogamy — endogamous, endogamic /en doh gam ik/, adj. /en dog euh mee/, n. marriage within a specific tribe or similar social unit. Cf. exogamy (def. 1). [1860 65; ENDO + GAMY] * * * ▪ sociology also called  in marriage        custom enjoining one to marry …   Universalium

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  • endogamy — noun Date: 1865 marriage within a specific group as required by custom or law • endogamous adjective …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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