- A family that extends beyond the nuclear family, including grandparents, aunts, uncles, and other relatives, who all live nearby or in one household.More example sentences
- 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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