Kin Groups and Descent. Candoshi kin relations are strictly sanguinai. Those with a common grandparent are maachirita (relative), those with a common great-grandparent can be considered maachirita when convenient or tonaari (unrelated) when not convenient. Although descent is bilateral, children belong to the father and to his family.
Kinship Terminology. First person, genitive forms are: grandfather, pachiri; grandmother, komari, father, apari; mother, aniari; brother, male cousin, or nephew of a man, sovanchi; sister, female cousin, or niece of a man, isari; brother, male cousin, or nephew of a woman, wawari; sister, female cousin, or niece of a woman, pamoni; wife, isanchi; husband, saranchi; father-in-law, gosari; mother-inlaw, komini .