matrilineal inheritance

matrilineal inheritance

Inheritance of a trait or gene directly from the mother, which in humans is largely due to inheritance of mitochondrial DNA of maternal origin.
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Interestingly, the state of Kerala, whose people adhere to matrilineal inheritance, has among the most equal sex ratios and literacy rates in India.
From that beginning, the big question concerns the divisions within the Jewish community: who decides what being Jewish is all about, from the extremes of accepting anyone who self-identifies as a Jew or to the orthodox view of Jewish matrilineal inheritance.
A major problem is that, despite their improved land tenure rights, widows remain vulnerable to losing important household and agricultural assets to relatives of their deceased husbands through the practice of "property-grabbing", which is justified by reference to matrilineal inheritance practices.
The first two--"A child may resemble his father but has a family", and "The making of Apagyafi" respectively evaluate the Akan belief in matrilineal inheritance and how Kufuor fits into it.
When she leaves the cemetery, her own daughter, the most recent addition to the chain of generational continuity, whose body contains the physical inheritance of a landscape "from Macedonia to Crete, from the Aegean to the Caucassus" (275) and, who, like her mother, will gradually claim her matrilineal inheritance in terms of memory, waits for her outside.