Kin Groups and Descent. The generic term for relative is yekiri, which is used for both consanguinal and affinal kin. Descent is patrilineal and residence uxorilocal. The terminology for age-classes is different for males and females.
Kinship Terminology. The kinship nomenclature of the Apalai follows the Dravidian system. The term i-rui designates Ego's brother and male parallel cousins, whereas the term kono'no is applied to Ego's male cross cousins.