Adjective(1) based on or tracing descent through the female line
(1) In addition, property passes from one generation to the next based on matrilineal ties.(2) Pueblo culture is matrilineal and matrilocal.(3) They are a matrilineal group (tracing descent through the mother's line).(4) The important kin groups are patrilineal and matrilineal lineages and clans.(5) In matrilineal ethnic groups such as the Wolof, the mother's brother is sent on behalf of the groom to ask for the bride's hand.(6) Presently, matrilineal kinship occupies merely a shadowy and at times nostalgic part of collective Keralite memory.(7) Many of Indonesia's ethnic groups have strong kinship groupings based upon patrilineal, matrilineal , or bilateral descent.(8) Among matrilineal societies, respect for one's mother's brother is marked by the use of polite language and physical avoidance on formal occasions.(9) The fact that all livestock are inherited along the matrilineal line is exceptional.(10) Most kin groups tend to be patrilineal and patrilocal, although there are also large categories of matrilineal kin who share rights to land and to local religious and political offices.(11) Kinship and descent may have been organized around matrilineal clans, a common pattern in Micronesia.(12) Each settlement was composed of a small number of households headed by men belonging to a matrilineal kinship unit called a likola.(13) In some cultures a village consists of matrilineal kin and their dependents.(14) The legend continues that in time the kinship system changed from a matrilineal to a patrilineal one (tracing descent through the male line).(15) Some clans were matrilineal , and children were affiliated with their mother's clan.(16) Their kinship organization is based on extended matrilineal groups, in which women have a high status.
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