Karihona - Kinship



The Karihona were divided into patrilineal, exogamous sibs. Various sibnames—Chohone, Hianakoto, Kaikusana, Mahotoyana, Sahasaha, Werewereru, Yakauyana—sometimes appear as tribal names in the literature. In Ego's and the first ascending and descending generations, the Karihona have a two-section relationship terminology (i.e., kin are bifurcated according to a parallel/cross distinction and terms for cross relatives and affines are the same). Most kinship terms indicate sex difference; sibling terms refer to relative age.


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