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matrilineal

relating to descent or kinship through the female line
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Alternative explanations for a lack of a matrilineal spatial organization seem unlikely.
There is an increased incidence of autism and schizophrenia in the nair community of Kerala with 68 percent of the autistic patient population of 1500 attending the Metabolic Centre belonging to this matrilineal community.
In matrilineal traditions, where inheritance passed not from father to son but from uncle to sister's son, rather than enjoying power women passed it on to the men in their families and were sometimes privileged as "mother of the chief.
As mentioned above, Khasi society is matrilineal, and the clans trace their descent from the Iawbei Tynrai or clan ancestress; her descendants comprise the kurs or clans.
The latter adhered to a matrilineal adat and a social structure of "Consent-Democracy.
Turner (1969)--with regard to rites of affliction among the matrilineal Ndembu--treated the symbols expressed in ritual as important clues to social dramas.
From that beginning, the big question concerns the divisions within the Jewish community: who decides what being Jewish is all about, from the extremes of accepting anyone who self-identifies as a Jew or to the orthodox view of Jewish matrilineal inheritance.
For one thing, the families are extended, but organized into matrilineal clans for general support and identity.
I look at the receipt and see that Winddcheley's matrilineal name has been omitted.
But for us, Guahan, (which means "we have" in our Chamoru language) is a name that resonates with all that is precious: a 4,000 year-old matrilineal culture, close family ties, and a deep respect for the island's natural resources.
Of related significance are "matrilineal descent systems" and matrilineal societies that "embodied an idea of social organization that privileged the personal and social power of women," as well as African societies that had patrilineal forms of organization.
The result of the two sisters' collaboration and their miming doubled by their critique of patriarchy lead to the eradication of the masculine gene from their lineage; the genealogy of the Chase-Griffen family is matrilineal.