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group territorial behavior

the tendency for ethnic and other groups to establish and defend areas as separate or shared territories. Such behavior can be observed, for instance, in the neighborhoods of large cities and in the activities of city street gangs. A form of intragroup territorial behavior is often seen in family settings and workplaces, where individuals may regard certain rooms or areas or even certain chairs as their personal territory.

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