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, the rules of matrilineal kinship and inheritance, in the form of adat among the Minangkabau in Negeri Sembilan and the marumakkatayam in Kerala became 'customary laws' incorporating matriliny as opposed to Muhammadan Law, which codified what British perceived to be Shari'a and in which matriliny had no place.
In this study, the age at onset for the affected matrilineal relatives in the family was between 45 and 60 years old, with an average of 50 years.
Yet they are told in the spirit of matrilineal care and are newly marked by our authoring selves.
We hypothesized that the island spotted skunk would be solitary (Dragoo, 2009) and exhibit a matrilineal spatial structure resulting from female philopatry and male dispersal (Greenwood, 1980; Waser and Jones, 1983).
Pero si la cultura es de caracter matrilineal donde no se produce la figura del padre pero si una abundante madre falica, la lucha contra el padre esta fuera de objeto o es simplemente marginal o insignificante, como ocurre en la matrisocialidad venezolana (Hurtado, 1998).
The nair community is matrilineal and is one of the few functional matriarchies in the world and speaks the Dravidian language with similarities to celtic, scythian, berber and basque societies.
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.
For me, some people confuse the Akan matrilineal system and its traditional tenets with the fact that most of these fights are subverted in actual practice.
Anderson does not say that matrilineal identity needs to be kept out of common discourse because of these concealed adoptions but rather because of their past involvement in conflicts and reputation for using sorcery.
A product of interviews and close work with several villages in the Trobriand Islands over the course of several years, this book explores the impact of HIV/AIDS on the matrilineal Trobriand people, whose traditional culture includes sexual practices which directly contrast and work against HIV prevention methods.
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.
Instead of a refuge, Gaia finds a matrilineal, pronatalist society ruled by a cunning female dictator.