Kin Groups and Descent. Descent is strictly bilateral. There is no evidence of lineages or other extended kinship groups, nor of kinship units owning specific pieces of land.
Kinship Terminology. Chinantec kinship fits George P. Murdock's general definition of the Hawaiian classification, but in classifying the parental generation and descending lineal generations it approaches Type b, European, in the Lowie-Kirchhoff scheme.