Pume



ETHNONYMS: Capuruchano, Saruro, Yaruro, Yuapín, Zaruro


Kinship

Kin Groups and Descent. Descent has minimal significance among the Pume. The largest cooperative or aligned kin group is the nuclear family.

Kinship Terminology. The Pume use Dravidian terminology, which systematically distinguishes parallel and cross relatives. Relative age is recognized among classificatory siblings.


Bibliography

Gragson, Theodore L. (1989). Allocation of Time to Subsistence and Settlement in a Ciri Khonome Pume Vittage of the Llanos of Apure , Venezuela. Ann Arbor, Mich.: University Microfilms International.


Leeds, Anthony (1961). "Yaruro Incipient Tropical Forest Horticulture—Possibilities and Limits." In The Evolution of Horticultural Systems in Native South America: Causes and Consequences, edited by Johannes Wilbert, 13-46. Caracas: Fundacíon La Salle de Ciencias Naturales, Instituto Caribe de Antropología y Sociología.


Mitrani, Philippe (1988). "Los Pume (Yaruro)." In Etnología contemporánea. Vol. 3, edited by Jacques Lizot, 147-213. Los Aborígenes de Venezuela, edited by Walter Coppens and Bernarda Escalante. Monograph no. 35. Caracas: Fundación La Salle de Ciencias Naturales, Instituto Caribe de Antropología y Sociología.


Petrullo, Vicenzo M. (1939). "The Yaruros of the Capanaparo River, Venezuela." Bureau of American Ethnology Bulletin 123:161-290.

TED L. GRAGSON

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