Bahamians - Kinship

Kin Groups and Descent. A person's kindred includes all known consanguineal relatives. In most areas of the Bahamas, a man will not marry a female member of his kindred. A person's descendants form an unrestricted descent group or a descending kindred. Land held in common by the descent group is called "generation property." Unilineal descent groups are absent.

Kinship Terminology. Bahamian kinship terminology is of the Eskimo type, the same as that in use in England and the United States.

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