Broader Term: kin groups63 Documents

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Presence of a unilineal dichotomy, each half of which consists of one or more clans, which may or may not be organized into phratries; affiliation (e.g., matrilineal, patrilineal); regulation of marriage (e.g., exogamy, agamy, endogamy); distinguishing characteristics (e.g., names, totemism); origin and traditions; prerogatives and obligations of members; rivalrous behavior (e.g., inter-moiety games); pseudo-moieties (e.g., social dichotomies not based on unilineal descent); relations between moieties; etc.

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