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Types of Marriages in the Whole World

Endogamy

  • Endogamy is a marriage within the same group to which we belong to.
  • Examples – Jews, Polynesians, French Canadians and etc.

Exogamy

  • Exogamy is marriage outside the group.
  • Example – Gotra exogamy – North Indian Hindu kinship does not marry their brothers and sisters. It is based on lineage.

Monogamy

  • Marriage in which a person married to only one person at a particular time.

Polygamy

  • Polygamy is a marriage in which one husband have many wives.

Polyandry

  • Polygamy is a marriage in which one wife have many husbands.

Hypergamy (Anuloma)

  • Hypergamy or Anuloma is a marriage in which a girl marries a boy of a higher status/higher caste (varna). Example – Brahmin male marrying to vaishya female.
  • Prevalent in Hindu society
  • Dowry system came into being

Hypogamy

Hypogamy is a marriage in which a girl marry a boy of lower status/caste.

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