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berdachism

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berdache +‎ -ism

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berdachism (uncountable)

  1. The state or practice of being (or of there being individuals who are) transgender or third-gender in a Native American society.
    • 2000, John W. M. Hallock, The American Byron, page 19:
      English settlers, in turn, solidly repressed berdachism in North America, although a score of nineteenth-century texts reveal a lack of sexual assimilation.

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