matriliny


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matriliny

(ˈmætrɪˌlɪnɪ)
n
matrilineal descent or kinship, or a kinship system based on matrilineal descent

matriliny

descent through the female line, as in ancestry, inheritance, etc. — matrilineal, matrilinear, adj.
See also: Relationship
descent through the female line, as in ancestry, inheritance, etc. — matrilineal, matrilinear, adj.
See also: Ancestors
tracing of descent through the mother’s side of a family. — matrilinear, adj.
See also: Mother
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1997) 'Introduction: revisiting the puzzle of matriliny in South-Central Africa', Critique of Anthropology 17: 125-46.
From cosmologies surrounding the seas and oceans in different parts of maritime Southeast Asia and Asia, the movement of animal products and people in these maritime spaces, the creation of knowledge formations in cross-cultural diasporic encounters with Southeast Asian port-polities and environments and the building of a Trans-Asian and global trading concern, and the engagement between Islam and matriliny in different parts of the Indian Ocean littoral, they emphasise the transregional and global connections and comparisons fundamental to understanding Southeast Asian history.
The various legislations enacted first in the erstwhile states of Travacore, Cochin and Malabar and later on in the present state of Kerala, which is a union of the earlier princely states, played a great role to revoke the legal framework of matriliny in the state.
These in turn are reminiscent of Howitt's 'hostility' between patriliny and matriliny, but as Radcliffe-Brown noted, Heraclitus's paradigmatic example of 'strife' was the robust union of a mortise and tenon joint.
Matriliny may become common as more children trace their descent through their mother.
The Sacred Forest: Gender and Matriliny in the Laimbwe History (Cameroon), C.
Although true matrilineal society does not exist anywhere in the world today, it is commonly agreed that three basic elements of matriliny exist in the present-day matrilineal societies, viz.
As mulheres com quem a autora havia conversado nas inumeras sessoes preparatorias para o encontro defendiam com vigor praticas tais quais os ritos iniciacao, prevalecentes notadamente na regiao norte do pais, area tradicional de grupos matrilineares, pertencentes ao chamado matriliny belt da Africa Austral.
The book's individual chapters were written over a span of 20 years, between 1987 and 2010; however, the organization of the chapters is thematic rather than chronological, with material grouped in sections on conceptions of gender and gender politics in Mozambique, meanings of female initiation, and implications of matriliny in Northern Mozambique.
Thus matriliny, with its associations with the Iawbei or ancestress, and Suidnia or eldest maternal uncle, is central to the Khasi religion.