Definition of extended family in English:

extended family

Line breaks: ex|tend¦ed fam¦ily

noun

  • A family which extends beyond the nuclear family to include grandparents and other relatives.
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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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