Definition of extended family in English:

extended family

Syllabification: ex·tend·ed fam·i·ly

noun

  • A family that extends beyond the nuclear family, including grandparents, aunts, uncles, and other relatives, who all live nearby or in one household.
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    • In 1996, 21% of all people were living as a part of an extended family.
    • In extended families, the network of relatives acts as a close-knit community.

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