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Endogamy in Egyptian Nubia

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  31 July 2008

F. H Hussien
Katedra Antropologie, Bratislava, Czechoslovakia


In a sample of 282 marriages in New Nubia in Egypt, 39% were between first cousins and 21% between less closely related kin. The average number of liveborn offspring in first-cousin marriages was higher than in marriages between more distant relations and unrelated spouses, but the number of deaths among children of first-cousin couples was also higher.

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