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A unilineal group whose members believe themselves to be descended from a common ancestor but who cannot trace this link through known relatives.
A unilineal descent group composed of a number of clans whose members feel themselves to be closely related.
An animal, plant, or other aspect of the natural world held to be ancestral or to have other intimate relationships with members of a group.
Corporate descent groups
Permanent kinship groups that have an existence beyond the membership at any given time.
A group of kin who are descendants of a common ancestor, extending beyond two generations.
Descent group membership based on links through either the maternal or the paternal line, bot not both.
System of descent under which individuals are equally affiliated with ther mothers' and their fathers' descent group.
A culturally defined relationship established on the basis of blood ties or through marriage.
The totality of kin relations, kin groups, and terms for classifying kin in a society.
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