What does endogamous mean?

Definitions for endogamous
ˌɛn doʊˈgæm ɪken·dog·a·mous

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. endogamous, endogamicadjective

    characterized by or fit for fertilization by pollen from another flower of the same kind

  2. endogamous, endogamicadjective

    pertaining to or characterized by the custom of marrying only within the limits of a clan or tribe


  1. endogamousadjective

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

    Many recent immigrants' marriages are endogamous.


  1. endogamous

    Endogamy is the practice of marrying within a specific social group, religious denomination, caste, or ethnic group, rejecting those from others as unsuitable for marriage or other close personal relationships. Endogamy is common in many cultures and ethnic groups. Several religious and ethnic religious groups are traditionally more endogamous, although sometimes with the added dimension of requiring marital religious conversion. This permits an exogamous marriage, as the convert, by accepting the partner's religion, becomes accepted within the endogamous rules. Endogamy, as distinct from consanguinity, may result in transmission of genetic disorders, the so-called founder effect, within the relatively closed community.


  1. endogamous

    Endogamous refers to a social pattern or rule that requires an individual to marry within a certain group, class, caste, ethnicity, or tribe. It is often associated with preserving cultural continuity, maintaining social structure, property rights, or socio-economic status. It is the opposite of exogamy which encourages or requires marrying outside one's social group.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Endogamousadjective

    marrying within the same tribe; -- opposed to exogamous

  2. Etymology: [Endo- + Gr. marriage.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of endogamous in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of endogamous in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

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