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kin group

Syllabification: kin group

Definition of kin group in English:

noun

A group of people related by blood or marriage.
Example sentences
  • A man belongs permanently to the kinship group of his father, while a woman changes membership from her natal kin group to the kin group of her husband at the time of marriage.
  • Today there are no kin groups larger than the extended family.
  • Before colonization, an individual's identity was grounded in his or her kin group and rarely extended beyond the kin groups of close relatives and in-laws.

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