Definition of kin group in English:

kin group


  • A group of people related by blood or marriage.

    ‘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.’
    • ‘Partners often come from the same kin group, and though marriage between different ethnic groups is accepted, it is not too common.’
    • ‘Kinship is patrilineal, and women continue to remain members of their kin groups after marriage.’


kin group

/kin ɡro͞op/ /kɪn ɡrup/