Kin Groups and Descent. There are some fifteen totemic, matrilineal, and dispersed clans (pu). Subclans ( pughi ) share exogamy with one or more linked subclans of different clans. The members of subclans do not all reside in the same area but there are local subclan sections. A more loose cognatic category ( yo ) denotes the bilateral descendants of an ancestor or the bilateral kindred of a person.
Kinship Terminology. The terminology system is classificatory and of the Crow type, with alternate-generation terminology in one's own (male speaking) and one's father's line (both sexes speaking).