endogamous

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en·dog·a·my

 (ĕn-dŏg′ə-mē)
n.
1. Anthropology The custom of marrying within a particular social or cultural group in accordance with custom or law.
2. Biology Reproduction by the fusion of gametes of similar ancestry, as in self-pollination or inbreeding.

en·dog′a·mous adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.endogamous - characterized by or fit for fertilization by pollen from another flower of the same kind
phytology, botany - the branch of biology that studies plants
autogamic, autogamous - characterized by or fit for autogamy
exogamic, exogamous - characterized by or fit for fertilization by a flower that is not closely related
2.endogamous - pertaining to or characterized by the custom of marrying only within the limits of a clan or tribe
anthropology - the social science that studies the origins and social relationships of human beings
exogamic, exogamous - pertaining to or characterized by the custom of marrying only outside the limits of a clan or tribe
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These invaluable data provide important sources for accessing traditional Amis social life during the period when villagers still lived on subsistence agriculture and hunting, practiced headhunting and initiatory discipline, tended to marry endogamously within the same village, resided matri-uxorilocally, and engaged in many other 'traditional' practices which are nowadays in decline.
ijk] is an indicator variable equal to one if man i in ethnicity j in geographical area k is married endogamously and zero otherwise.
The non-Mexican spouses of intermarried Mexican-Americans also possess relatively high levels of schooling and English proficiency, compared to the spouses of endogamously married Mexicans.