Mandak - Kinship

Kin Groups and Descent. Mandak individuals belong at birth to the lineage, clan, and moiety of their mother. There are no known relationships between clans of the same moiety, nor generally between lineages of a clan. Moieties are exogamous. Kinship relations are expressed in varying references to shared or exchanged nurturance, between individuals and Between groups. The relationship of a man and his lineage, clan, or moiety to his offspring is expressed as one of nurturance. At an individual's death—if a man, his offspring and spouse; if a woman, her spouse—give wealth to the deceased's clan for nurturance received from the deceased and his or her clan.

Kinship Terminology. Kinship terminology is a variant of the Iroquois type.

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