Residence form in which couples choose whether to live with the wife's or the husband's family.
Residence form in which couples live with or near the mother's brother of the husband. Husband's maternal uncle.
Custom in which a prospective groom and his relatives are required to transfer goods to the relatives of the bride to validate the marriage.
Custom in which a man spends a period of time working for the family of his wife.
Postmarital residence in which couples move between the households of both sets of parents.
"Blood" relatives, or people related by birth.
Custom in which the family of a woman transfers property or wealth to her and/or her husband's family upon her marriage.
A group of related nuclear families
Marriage rules prohibiting individuals from marrying a member of their own social group or category.
Marriage rules requiring individuals to marry some member of their own social group or category.
Condition in which people who are not biologically related behave as if they are relatives of a certain type.
Several women and several men are married to one another simultaneously.
A dwelling or compound whos composition is culturally variable but lived in by people, usually relatives or fictive kin, who cooperate for some purposes and share some resources; a kin group of one or more nuclear families who live in the same physical space.
Prohibition against sexual intercourse between certain kinds of relatives.
A group of people who culturally conceive themselves to be relatives, cooperate in certain activities, and share a sense of identitiy as kinfolk.
Custom whereby a widow marries a male relative (usually a brother) of her deceased husband.
Each individual is allowed to have only one spouse at a time.
The relationships created between families or kin groups by intermarriage.
Residence form in which couples live with or near the wife's parents.
Family group consisting of a mother and her children, with a male only loosely attached or not present at all.
Family group consisting of a married couple and their offspring.
Residence form in which a couple establishes a separate household apart from both the husband's and the wife's parents.
One man is allowed to have multiple wives
One woman is alloewd to have multiple husbands.
postmarital residence pattern
Where the majority of newly married couples establish their own residence.
Residence form in which couples live with or near the husband's parents.
Custom whereby a widower marries a female relative of his deceased wife.