Broader Term: kin groups373 Documents

Scope Note

Presence of unilineal kin groups consisting of persons who can trace actual descent from a common ancestor; affiliation (e.g., matrilineal, patrilineal); regulation of marriage (e.g., exogamy, agamy, endogamy); distinguishing characteristic (e.g., names, insignia, totemism, food taboos); traditions; organization; headship and succession; prerogatives and obligations of members (e.g., mutual aid, blood vengeance); solidarity and group responsibility; common property; relationship to extended families and localized kin groups; unilineal kin groups intermediate between lineages and clans; relations between lineages and kin groups intermediate between lineages and clans (e.g., subclans); etc.

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