Key Terms & Concepts

 

  • Kinship
  • Consanguine (consanguineal)
  • Affine (affinal)
  • Kinship diagrams
  • Kinship symbols
  • Cognatic descent (multilineal): Bilateral, Ambilineal
  • Corporate descent (unilineal): Patriline, Matriline
  • Descent groups
  • Unilineal descent groups: Lineages, Clans, Phraties, Moieties
  • Non-unilineal descent groups: Kindred
  • Kinship terminology systems: Hawaiian, Eskimo, Omaha, Crow, Iroquois, Sudanese
  • Fictive kin