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matrilateral

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uterine

(ANTHROPOLOGY) a KINSHIP term referring to relation on the mother's side. The opposite is PATRILATERAL. A system which recognizes both lines in DESCENT is termed BILATERAL DESCENT.
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This sense of debt also takes root in the gendered division of domestic tasks, which makes all women 'mothers' to their male matrilateral kin--and sometimes they are addressed as such, mdzadze.
To sum up, in the greater part of Ngadhaland (except in the Were region, that is), the outcome of persistent uxorilocality and matrilateral affiliation over time is that it seems as if House affiliation is dictated by a principle of matrilineality.
The wife givers of man's father and their natal group, who may well be the same ratu as his wife if the favoured asymmetric pattern of matrilateral cross cousin marriage is reproduced, are similarly venerated and respected as the a pal(u) i ara ho i pata (my father's trunk and stem).
Matrilateral biases in the investment of aunts and uncles: A consequence and measure of paternity uncertainty.
Brakeman-Wartell, 'Matrilateral biases in the investment of aunts and uncles: a consequence and measure of paternity uncertainty', Human Nature, vol.
Now we can see that Watut societies had perfectly good structures deriving from deep genealogy, matrilateral and affinal kin connections.
These studies are in agreement that the black kinship system is bilateral but has a matrilateral focus.
It was during this period, Greene argues, that Anlo developed the characteristic pattern of matrilateral cross-cousin marriage which distinguished them from their neighbours but which also allowed the development of mutually exclusive clans of land-holders, a system which was later used and applied to `incomers'.