matrilineal


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mat·ri·lin·e·al

(mat'ri-lin'ē-ăl),
Denoting descent through the female line.
[L. mater, mother, + linea, line]

matrilineal

(măt′rə-lĭn′ē-əl)
adj.
Relating to, based on, or tracing ancestral descent through the maternal line.

mat′ri·lin′e·al·ly adv.

matrilineal

adjective Referring to the inheritance of a trait or gene only from the mother.

mat·ri·lin·e·al

(mat'ri-lin'ē-ăl)
Denoting descent through the female line.
[L. mater, mother, + linea, line]
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Thus, unusually high densities in populations and resultant high rates of dispersal out of our study sites could explain why we failed to detect the expected matrilineal structure.
The matrilineal characteristics and Neanderthal anthropometric characteristics of normal nair and non-nair population as well as autistic and schizophrenic population were studied.
In terms of inheritance, although women from patrilineal societies in Africa are placed in a rather precarious structural position, in practice, they may sometimes be better off than their counterparts in matrilineal societies.
And since theirs were matrilineal cultures--not matriarchal but matrilineal--land titles were passed through women.
As a member of a matrilineal community, the Khasis, I shall here examine some myths associated with rice, and attempt to demonstrate the interdependencies of nature and culture with nature assuming the mother metaphor.
The Akan diaspora in the Americas provides a uniquely fruitful case study, due to the fact that pre-colonial Akan culture is matrilineal, and in many regards, matrifocal.
Leadership Theory in the Matrilineal Culture of the Bemba: Cultural Implications for Contextualized Leadership Development in the Pentecostal Holiness Church in Zambia.
In the Nagara-Kertagama of 1365 Dharmasraya was mentioned in a special clause which seems to suggest that Hayam-Wuruk wanted to honor the land of his matrilineal ancestors (Sjafiroeddin).
At two PMTCT sites in southern Malawi, the implications of partner disclosure of HIV status resulting from participation in PMTCT programmes in this matrilineal and matrilocal structure, were enormous.
Social violence is certainly an important factor in the rituals I examine here: a Santal woman is considered dead by her family when she transgresses the rule of endogamy, while women in matrilineal Tulu society are faced with considerable structural violence.
Interestingly, the state of Kerala, whose people adhere to matrilineal inheritance, has among the most equal sex ratios and literacy rates in India.
According to Hopkins, the area in southern Ghana is home to both the Ashanti and Ewe culture, and they practice matrilineal descent, which means children are more closely tied to their mothers rather than their fathers.