Kin term patterns and their distribution

Ethnology Vol/Iss. 9 Published In Pages: 165-208
By Murdock, George Peter


This paper presents a comprehensive list of kinship patterns for grandparents, grandchildren, uncles, aunts, nieces and nephews, siblings, cross-cousins, and siblings-in-law. The author based these typologies on over 1000 kinship terminologies from around the world. The geographical distributions of kinship patterns are also included.

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