Mashco - Kinship



Kin Groups and Descent. Various nuclear families live together in a communal house as an extended family. Descent is patrilineal.

Kinship Terminology. Kinship terminology is classificatory as well as descriptive. A special ceremony called enditaré (name change) was performed when cross cousins married. From then on a man no longer called his mother's brother "uncle" but addressed him as "father-in-law."


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