Cypriots - Kinship

The Greek Cypriote reckon kinship bilaterally, but kinship ties beyond the nuclear family or the three-generation-deep household are unimportant. The relationship between god-child and godparent is expected to be a close one and to endure throughout the lifetimes of its members. Ceremonial kinship establishes a koumbari relationship; individuals who stand in ceremonial kinship to one another are prohibited from marriage to one another. Among Turkish Cypriote, Kinship is reckoned patrilineally.

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