kin group


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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.kin group - group of people related by blood or marriagekin 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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Brahmanism allowed kin groups to form caste groups or jati by assigning each kin group to a varna.
Favoring out-group altruism, the values of liberal-high-IQ individuals greatly diverge from those of individuals with lower IQ, and in order to justify an all-encompassing altruism that goes beyond the kin group.
Where friends and the extended family play a major role in the life of an average Indian, the Gandhi family seems to be a unit unto itself with seemingly little interaction with its larger Indian kin group.
They] say that they cannot evaluate, they cannot deal with, the category 'good man' outside the contexts of village and kin group.
Sanctions still insufficient, says leader of abductee kin group
The town even then was full of armed encampments in its outer suburbs -- Pathan chiefs who had escaped with their people from the war in Afghanistan had built huge well defended compounds to house the refugees from their kin group.
The town even then was full of armed encampments in its outer suburbs - Pathan chiefs who had escaped with their people from the war in Afghanistan had built huge well-defended compounds to house the refugees from their kin group.
For example, he argues that in Uganda kin groups have significant power to control sexual behavior and sexual access (such as through marriage) among their members, who depend for their livelihood on land controlled by the kin group.
Thus, by being physically absent it is possible to develop a strong presence, and position of respect, within the kin group.
Kinship sets the limits of social labor, with members of the kin group controlling the means of production.
Specifically, she discusses how these widows are rejected from their kin group and how they deal with their new status, as well as their rituals, religion, caste, and residence choices.
How could this kin group not appear, particularly since Antonio and his family were leading members of Michelangelo Florio's congregation and were active in the disputes the elder Florio encountered?