Suruí - Kinship

Kin Groups and Descent. All economic activities are organized on the basis of kinship. Descent is bilateral but membership in the groups (clans) is patrilineal.

Kinship Terminology. Nomenclature is similar to the Iroquois type but skewed because of the prevalent practice of marrying one's sister's daughter. Different terms are used for paternal and maternal lines and to distinguish between elder and younger brothers.

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