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matrilineal

Saltos de línea: matri|lin¦eal
Pronunciación: /ˌmatrɪˈlɪnɪəl
 
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Definición de matrilineal en inglés:

adjetivo

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.

Origen

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

Derivados

matrilineally

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adverbio
Example sentences
  • 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.

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