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Patrilineal Kinship

Index to Marriage and Kinship / Descent

Omaha Kinship System

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  • patrilineal (agnatic) = unilineal descent through men



    • Found among 44% of all cultures
    • Kinship is traced through the male line
    • Males dominate position, power and property
    • Girls are raised for other families
    • Found in East and South Asia and Middle East
      (Barbara D. Miller, 2002)



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