What does Exogamy mean ? In what societies does exogamy occur ?
Exogamy, also known by names such as external marriage or external marriage, is the preferred form of marriage by today’s modern societies. Exogamy, which is within the scope of the study of sociology, means that a person marries from outside of the group or class he is a member of. Marriages that are not made with close relatives can be considered as exogamy. It is quite common in Western societies. For example, in Kazakh society, people cannot marry relatives who are close to seven navels. A similar procedure is valid for the Kyrgyz people. Biological or cultural difference is essential in this marriage to the outside, that is, to a non-lineage, tribe or non-tribal individual. Outside marriage is a type of marriage in which, within any community, relationships by giving and receiving girls are strictly prohibited.