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Notes on the terms and the kinship system of the Tucano

Revista Colombiana de Antropología4 • Published In 1955 • Pages: HRAF MS: 1-57 [original: 121-164 ]

By: Fulop, Marcos, Bravo, Mary Louise.

Abstract
This article is an excellent study of Tucano kinship terminology and the extension and application of these kin terms to the various component sibs of the five major phratries. The data presented here were collected in the period from June 11 to Sept. 9, 1954, while the author resided in the hamlet of Guadalajara on the Paca River in the Comisaría Especial del Vaupés. As informant and interpreter, the author employed two brothers, Marcos and Manuel Sierra, respectively, both of whom were members of the patrilineal sib Urémiri Sáraro of the phratry Yepá Bajuári Majsá. Fulop was unable to visit personally the four other Tucano phratries -- Miriápura Diára Majsá, Nujkuá Diára Majsá, Miriápura Bajuári Majsá, and Emeko Bajuári Majsá --because of their great distance from his location at Guadalajara, therefore data pertinent to these kin groups are based on the information provided the author by Marcos Sierra.
Subjects
Kinship terminology
Clans
Phratries
culture
Tukano
HRAF PubDate
1998
Region
South America
Sub Region
Amazon and Orinoco
Document Type
article
Evaluation
Creator Type
Ethnologist
Document Rating
5: Excellent Primary Data
Analyst
John Beierle ; 1969-1970
Coverage Date
1954
Coverage Place
Guadalajara hamlet; Paca River, Vaupés region, Colombia
Notes
Marcos Fulop
Translation of: Notas Sobre los Términos y el Sistema de Parentesco de los Tukano.
The original Spanish text is not included
Includes bibliographical references (p. 57)
Translated for the HRAF files by Mary Louise Bravo
LCCN
56028791
LCSH
Tucano Indians