Yawalapití



ETHNONYMS: Agah've (in the Kalapalo and Kuikuru languages), Iaualapiti, Yawalap'h (in the Mehinaku language), Yawaraveřesha (in the Awati language), Yawarawiti (in the Kamayura language)


Kinship

Kin Groups and Descent. There is no evidence of clans, fictive or real.

Kinship Terminology. The merging of kin terms for brothers ( nusheri ) and sisters ( nisheso ) with parallel cousins (nusheri and nisheso) suggests that Yawalapití kinship terminology can be classified as Iroquoian.


Bibliography

Ribeiro, Berta G. (1979). Diário do Xingu. Rio de Janeiro: Paz e Terra.


Villas Boas, Orlando, and Cláudio Villas Boas (1975). Xingu: Os índios, seus mitos. Rio de Janerio: Zahar Editors.


Zarur, George (1975). Parentesco, ritual e economia no alto Xingu. Brasília: Fundaçao Nacional do Índio (FUNAI).

MNISLAV ZELENÝ

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