Definición de matrilineal en inglés:


Saltos de línea: matri|lin¦eal
Pronunciación: /ˌmatrɪˈlɪnɪəl


  • Of or based on kinship with the mother or the female line: a society founded on the matrilineal kinship principle
    Más ejemplos en oraciones
    • A kinship system based on matrilineal clans was the source of Cherokee identity and the sinew of society.
    • Many of Indonesia's ethnic groups have strong kinship groupings based upon patrilineal, matrilineal, or bilateral descent.
    • The Akan domestic arrangements are based on matrilineal principles.



Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • The matrilineal moieties, for example, articulate the matrilineally transmitted ‘flesh’ or totems.
  • Family relations are traced back equally both matrilineally and patrilineally, and active kin groups often extend to the great-grandparents.
  • Land rights pass patrilineally or matrilineally to surviving members of kin groups.


early 20th century: from Latin mater, matr- 'mother' + lineal.

Más definiciones de matrilineal 

Definición de matrilineal en: 

Obtener más de Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribirse para eliminar anuncios y acceder a los recursos premium

Palabra del día maelstrom
Pronunciación: ˈmeɪlstrəm
a powerful whirlpool in the sea