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Otherkin are a subculture of people who identify as partially or entirely nonhuman. Some otherkin believe their identity derives from spiritual phenomena (such as posessing a nonhuman soul, reincarnation, or the will of God), ancestry,[1] symbolism, or metaphor.[2] Others attribute it to unusual psychology or neurodivergence and do not hold spiritual beliefs on the subject.

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EtymologyEnglish: "other" + "kin"
DefinitionOne who identifies as not entirely human
SubcategoriesVarious, see below
Other terms
Associated termsAlterhuman, Non-human

The otherkin subculture grew out of online communities for people identifying as elves in the early-to-mid-1990s.[3] The word has since come to be treated as an umbrella term for a number of nonhuman identity subcultures which developed around the same time.[2]