Sasak - Kinship

Kin Groups and Descent. The Sasak social system is composed of three hierarchically ranked title levels (sometimes referred to as castes), with two levels for the aristocracy and one for commoners. Nobles and commoners often live in segregated neighborhoods. Caste regulates marriage and affects descent. Descent is bilateral with an emphasis on the patrilineal kin. Kin share labor, jointly contribute to rituals, and provide other help.

Kinship Terminology. Kinship terms of reference are Eskimo, but terms of address are Hawaiian. Relative age is important.

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