Apalai - Kinship

Kin Groups and Descent. The generic term for relative is yekiri, which is used for both consanguinal and affinal kin. Descent is patrilineal and residence uxorilocal. The terminology for age-classes is different for males and females.

Kinship Terminology. The kinship nomenclature of the Apalai follows the Dravidian system. The term i-rui designates Ego's brother and male parallel cousins, whereas the term kono'no is applied to Ego's male cross cousins.

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