punalua


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punalua

(ˌpʊnəˈluːə)
n
(Anthropology & Ethnology) anthropol a marriage between the sisters of one family and the brothers of another
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La familia punalua, en ella la prohibicion del comercio sexual reciproco se extiende a los hermanos y hermanas.
The Kanaka Maoli even had a social framework for people who shared a mate or long-term lover--the punalua relationship--which created the emotional and practical equivalent of familial ties (Pukui, 1999).
As the Hawaiian system was so important to his theory Morgan reproduced these verbatim in Systems and drew particular attention to the custom of pinalua (now punalua) that Andrews described: