Any system of organizing
people who are relatives into different kinds of groups, be they
or ego-oriented, is bound to have an important effect upon the ways in
which relatives are labeled in any given society. Kinship terminology
is affected by, and adjusts to, the kinds of kinship groups which exist
in a society. There are, also other factors at work as well in each
of kinship terminology that help differentiate one kin from another.
These factors may be sex, generational differences, or genealogical
Two important tasks are
by kinship terminology. Ther first is they classify particular kinds of
persons into single specific categories and secondly, they separate
kinds of persons into distinct categories.
kinship terminology result from the application of the above
Eskimo, Hawaiian, Iroquois, Omaha, Crow, and Descriptive systems. They
are identified according to the way cousins are classified.
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