Subject Description


Localized kin groups

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Subject Description

Presence of localized kin groups consisting of unilineally related persons of one gender (e.g., males in a patrilineal society) and their spouses and young children but not including their out-marrying siblings of the opposite gender; structural type (e.g., matrilineal, patrilineal), size, subdivisions and relations between subdivisions; organization of such localized kin groups; headship and succession to leadership positions.

The term was changed from "Clans" to "Localized kin groups" and the scope note was rewritten in 2005.

Kin groups

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