ETHNONYMS: Egamik, Pamirians, Pamirian Tajiks
The patrilineal group consisted of several patrilineal extended families that lived together and cooperated economically. The extended families consisted variously of parents with one or two married sons, or several couples (married brothers or male first cousins), or a small family with unmarried children and a parent or other relative of the husband (rarely of the wife).
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LIDIA MONOGAROVA, ASSISTED BY RICHARD FRYE (Translated by Paul Friedrich)