Karajá - Kinship

Kin Groups and Descent. The Araná kinship system is classified as being one of double descent. The mother's line is emphasized and defines an individual's ties to the village, whereas traditional chiefhood (the office of isãdinudú ) and inclusion in tribal moieties are patrilineally inherited.

Kinship Terminology. Araná kinship terminology has not yet been clearly classified. One infers that it is of the Hawaiian type, presenting itself, however, in probable combination with other types.

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