ethnogamy

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ethnogamy (uncountable)

  1. Endogamy specific to ethnicity; the social practice of marriage restricted to one's own ethnicity.
    • 1898, W. J. McGee, The Seri Indians, Government Printing Office, pg. 284:
      For convenience, this plane and the mode of marriage defining it may, in special allusion to the correlative race-sense, be styled ethnogamy; and the more systematic characters of this mode and plane of marriage may be outlined briefly:
    • 1977, Karigoudar Ishwaran, Family Kinship and Community: A Study of Dutch Canadians: a Developmental Approach, McGraw-Hill Ryerson, pg. 149:
      The marriage pattern in Holland Marsh may be described as ethnic endogamy, or ethnogamy.
    • 2007, Gaby Semaan, "Arab Americans Unveil the Building Blocks in the Construction of Our Cultural Identity," Ph.D. Thesis, December 2007, pg. 56 (PDF):
      I have chosen ethnogamy as one of the dependent variables because the choice of a marriage mate is one of the measures of cultural perseverance:

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