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descent traced exclusively through the female line
The relatives descended from the woman's side of the family
New household. Most couples prefer to begin their own separate household after marriage.
descent through the female line, as in ancestry, inheritance, etc
Male line. Relatives descended from the man's side of the family.
couple can choose either side of the family
- Customary Law
- *Immutable laws of nature
- Minangkabau social organization
- Daily customs and practices
- Local adat
Large segment of a society that considers itself to be related in some way
- The practice of outmigration
- Reasons to leave: Waging wars to conquer more land
The local will live with the woman's family
The couple will live with the man's family
Larger than many traditional villages "village republics."