kinship group

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Noun1.kinship group - group of people related by blood or marriagekinship group - group of people related by blood or marriage
social group - people sharing some social relation
mishpachah, mishpocha - (Yiddish) the entire family network of relatives by blood or marriage (and sometimes close friends); "she invited the whole mishpocha"
family unit, family - primary social group; parents and children; "he wanted to have a good job before starting a family"
folks - your parents; "he wrote to his folks every day"
family tree, genealogy - successive generations of kin
totem - a clan or tribe identified by their kinship to a common totemic object
Tribes of Israel, Twelve Tribes of Israel - twelve kin groups of ancient Israel each traditionally descended from one of the twelve sons of Jacob
relative, relation - a person related by blood or marriage; "police are searching for relatives of the deceased"; "he has distant relations back in New Jersey"
clan member, clansman, clanswoman - a member of a clan
tribesman - someone who lives in a tribe
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Although this might vary among different regions and from one individual family to another, it appears that the feature common to all the regions which still hold matriliny alive is the existence and legal recognition of the ancestral land of kinship groups or families.
Kinship groups have an interestingly sophisticated system of group insurance, essentially committing to pitching in to help make good on costly misbehavior by their relatives.
The book concludes in a most affecting way, offering many selections from Nez Perce family photo albums: kinship groups in Western attire and Native regalia, horse parade ceremonies, Nez Perce veterans of World War I, and tribal members at the Carlisle Indian School in Pennsylvania.
ARMM Assemblywoman Samira Gutoc-Tomawis of Lanao del Sur said that family and clan feuds are characterized by sporadic outbursts of retaliatory violence between families and kinship groups, as well as between communities.
They are, respectively, members of the CCP, entrepreneurs in rural industry, and leaders of kinship groups.
Nothing if not eclectic, this study begins with primary kinship groups, and what is termed 'the tyranny of cousins'.
Membership of patrilineal kinship groups was no longer of importance, at least for the women.
Tribal and kinship groups from the Germanic immigrant people the Angles had begun to take over this region from the Welsh in the later sixth century.
Como argues persuasively, however, that these materials show that early images of Shotoku were, in fact, largely the product of immigrant kinship groups from the Korean peninsula who brought key aspects of continental culture to the archipelago.
She explores how women's roles in households, families, and kinship groups shape their migration; the impact of migration and transnationalism in turn on households and families and women's roles in them; and patterns of settlement that result for women's immigration and women's roles in those patterns.
Although as larger kinship groups the Balochis and Farzana's clan were not in any hierarchical relationship, within the immediate context of the village, the Balochis were not as powerful, in terms of political connections and land holdings, as the Channa landlords addressed honorifically as Jams.
In relation to the role Indian organisations and societies had in Bahrain, Dr Joseph said they were mainly kinship groups that were doing an excellent job in looking after each other and celebrating all that was precious about being Indian.