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  • n. A group of people who are not one's relatives (not kin)

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Examples

  • Food sharing with nonkin reduces the costs to kin of child rearing, but also reduces the resources recaptured by kin after an infant death, so evolved infant mortality is lower.

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  • Simulated single-sex hunter – gatherers survive, forage, reproduce, and share food with kin and nonkin in ways guided by the ethnographic literature.

    Archive 2008-06-01

  • Population-level food sharing with nonkin leads to the classic pattern of constant low mortality up to sexual maturity and no postreproductive survival.

    Archive 2008-06-01

  • … Our tendency to favor kin over nonkin has extended to include large linguistic, national, racial, religious, and other ethnic groups.

    A Nice Day For A Forced Wedding. « POLICE INSPECTOR BLOG

  • Whereas only 45% of Americans discuss important matters with someone who is not a family member, internet users are 55% more likely to have a nonkin discussion partners.

    The Internet Has Not Made You a Hermit

  • Ungayuk akpallugiit quaktuaktuq/niqisutaiyuq/paiyuktuq niqitatianaq inviting in guests (typically same generation non-kin) food gifts to close affines and nonkin (generally restricted to elders)

    Climate change impacts on Canadian Inuit in Nunavut

  • The structure of early human societies, including their "high levels of cooperation between kin and nonkin," was thus an adaptation to the "specialized foraging niche" of food resources that were too difficult for other primates to capture, Dr. Kaplan and colleagues wrote recently in The Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society.

    post-gazette.com - News

  • "Beyond identifying members of the same species, odors help identify kin or nonkin, members of the opposite sex, even whether individuals are fertile or genetically appropriate as mates.

    PhysOrg.com - latest science and technology news stories

  • "Beyond identifying members of the same species, odours help identify kin or nonkin, members of the opposite sex, even whether individuals are fertile or genetically appropriate as mates.

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