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The species that an otherkin identifies as, commonly known as a kintype, is the type of creature, concept, entity, or other thing at the center of an otherkin's identity. A kintype may be very broad or very narrow. An individual may define their kintype as a broad group of animals, such as birds or felines in general, while another individual's kintype may be narrowed down to a specific character from a movie or book. A third person may define their kintype between these two in terms of broadness; their kintype may fit "elfkin" as a category while not specifying a specific elf.

While modern usage sometimes shortens kintype to simply "kin" and uses it in plural form, this is not proper or accepted language in the otherkin community. Because "otherkin" is also sometimes shortened to "'kin", especially when writing shorthand for "otherkin/fictionkin" together, using the same shortening for "kintype" means that these two separate terms are muddled.

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