The Nicobarese employ an extreme form of joint-family System. The family consists of a husband-wife pair, their Children, brothers and/or sisters (and their offspring) of the core couple, and even cousins, uncles, etc.: the total number of household members can reach as high as a hundred, living in a cluster of neighboring dwelling houses.
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NANCY E. GRATTON