(of a marriage) Within a social group. The practice of endogamy.

Many recent immigrants marriages are endogamous.

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  • Endogamous — En*dog a*mous, a. [Endo + Gr. ? marriage.] Marrying within the same tribe; opposed to {exogamous}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Endogamous group — is a community in which the members generally marry within the group. The caste in India and the tribes in many of the cultural regions of the world form endogamous groups.In multi ethnic societies with many small populations of distinct… …   Wikipedia

  • endogamous — adjective see endogamy …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • endogamous — See endogamy. * * * …   Universalium

  • endogamous — en·dog·a·mous (ən dogґə məs) characterized by endogamy …   Medical dictionary

  • endogamous — adj. marrying only within one s particular group or tribe …   English contemporary dictionary

  • endogamous — en·dog·a·mous …   English syllables

  • endogamous — /ɛnˈdɒgəməs/ (say en doguhmuhs) adjective Anthropology 1. marrying customarily within the tribe or other social unit. 2. relating to such marriage (opposed to exogamous). Also, endogamic /ɛndoʊˈgæmɪk/ (say endoh gamik) …  

  • endogamous — adjective 1. characterized by or fit for fertilization by pollen from another flower of the same kind • Syn: ↑endogamic • Ant: ↑exogamous, ↑autogamous • Topics: ↑botany, ↑phytology 2 …   Useful english dictionary

  • 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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