Ancestor-focus: from the angle of the kin-groups composing the society
Aranda-system: p. 196
Avunculate: rights and duties a maternal uncle has towards his sister’s son and his power over him.
Avanculocal: where a boy has to return to his mother’s brother’s village (mother’s natal home) at puberty or marriage.
Bilateral: aanverwanten langs vrouwelijke en mannelijke lijn.
Classificatory: classified as, a opposed to ‘real’
Cognatic descent groups: restricted (= restricted in membership in terms of residence.) or unrestricted (= all the descendants of the ancestor are members.) or pragmatically restricted (= restricted in terms of sex.) (p. 156)
Complementary filliation: in a society with established unilineal descent groups, an individual may have important relationships with relatives other than those in his own descent group, and in particular with the relatives of the parent other than the one through whom he gains his descent-group membership.
Complex marriage rule: lays down whom we shall not marry, but it does not make a formal rule about whom we must marry.
Connubium: a system of marital exchanges.
Corporate groups: groups that exist independently from the individuals composing them.