Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Hawaiian System of Kinship

The Hawaiian system of kinship is also known as Generation system of kinship.A distinction between people belonging to different generation is made.

In ego's generation we find no difference between siblings and cousins as all are referred to by a single common term.

In the first ascendant generation,father,father's brother and mother's brother have a common term.Likewise mother,mother's sister and father's sister have a common term.

The Hawaiian system is generally associated with an ambilineal society.

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