Keraki



ETHNONYMS: Morehead, Nambu, Trans-Fly

Kinship

Kin Groups and Descent. Keraki society is divided into exogamous moieties of unequal size. One of these moieties is subdivided into three major sections. This moiety system overlays a system of local totemic groups. Descent is reckoned patrilineally.

Kinship Terminology. Kinship terminology is of the Iroquois type.

See also Marind-anim

Bibliography

Williams, Francis Edgar (1929). "Rainmaking on the River Morehead." Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute of Great Britain and Ireland 59:379-397.

Williams, Francis Edgar (1936). Papuans of the Trans-Fly. Territory of Papua Anthropology Report no. 15. Oxford: Clarendon Press.

RICHARD SCAGLION

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