Anthro Kinship terms

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Anthro Kinship terms
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  1. Unilineal descent
    ties to ancestors traced through only one parent; may be patrilineal or matrilineal
  2. Cognatic descent (bilateral kinship)
    ancestral and family ties traced through both parents
  3. Patrilineal descent
    ties traced through the male line
  4. Matrilineal descent
    ties traced through female line
  5. Consanguine relative
    relative through birth (blood relatives)
  6. Affine relatives
    relatives through marriage ("in-laws")
  7. Parallel cousins
    the children of two brothers or two sisters
  8. Cross cousins
    the children of a brother and a sister
  9. Natal family
    family into which one is born
  10. Nuclear family
    a married couple and their children
  11. Extended/joint family
    two or more nuclear families linked through parent-child or sibling ties
  12. Endogamy
    marrying within a defined social category, such as within the same lineage, village, caste, race, religion, etc.
  13. Exogamy
    marrying outside a defined category
  14. Hypergamy
    marrying up
  15. monogamy
    one spouse
  16. polygamy
    plural spouses
  17. polygyny
    marriage of a man to two or more women
  18. sororal polygyny
    marriage of a man to sisters
  19. polyandry
    marriage of a woman to two or more men
  20. fraternal polyandry
    marriage of a woman to brothers
  21. levirate
    the obligation of a woman to marry her husband's brother if her husband should die
  22. sororate
    the obligation of a woman to marry her sister's husband if her sister should die
  23. neolocal
    postmarital residence in a new or separate location
  24. bilocal
    postmarital residence alternating between the kin or each spouse
  25. patrilocal
    male-centered resident; usually refers to postmarital residence with the husband's relatives
  26. matrilocal
    female-centered resident; usually refers to postmarital residence with the wife's relatives

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