How would you introduce a "family" member, without using outdated terms (ie kith or kin) or words that i will have to explain the definition every time i use it. ie. this is my _________, susan.
I've found a few i like, but i cannot find a word for a member of that group in relation to myself. "This is my tribe, susan" alludes to that person being the only other tribe member and it doesnt roll of the tongue very well.
Some of these words are: tribe, people, village. Tribesperson, villager and person do not really fit for a word in relation to myself.
Dictionary/thesaurus searches: Shmoop,Thesaurus.com, synonyms.com, macmillion dictionary, urban thesaurus. I have bean searching off and on for a year now and nothing seems to fit right.
I am open to compound words or phrases, however something like "This is a member of my tribe/fellow "family" (I dislike that "word")member/fellow villager" is too formal. I am also open to another introduction sentence that can incorporate the above.