matrilineal : Definition, Usages, News and More

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ma tri li nee uhl

  • s  based on or tracing descent through the female line
    matrilineal inheritance

  • The Mosuo, a small matrilineal tribe in central China, are preserving their traditions by exploiting them.
  • In the process of telling her own tale, Namu opens a window onto one of the world's last matrilineal societies.
  • For thousands of years, Palauan society was matrilineal, a tradition their ancestors are believed to have brought over from the Indonesian island of Java.
News & Articles

  • DNA tests: Prince William has Indian ancestry
    Britain's royal family has long been taunted for its German roots, but now a more exotic lineage can be revealed after evidence emerged indicating that Prince William is the direct descendant of an Indian woman. The Duke of Cambridge's maternal lineage was revealed on Friday by a genetic ancestry testing company, BritainsDNA, which carried out tests on the DNA of Princess Diana's two matrilineal ...
    June 14, 2013 - KSAT San Antonio

  • Alexander McCall Smith in Scotsman
    The idea came to me during a wildlife safari in Botswana's Okavango delta,says McCall Smith. "I had been reading Baboon Metaphysics by Dorothy Cheney and Robert Seyfarth, and was struck by two odd things - that baboons are matrilineal, and...
  • Preity Zinta in Daily News & Analysis
    I am impressed by Meghalaya's matrilineal society that holds its women in high regard. The entire country should learn from the North East about the social status it confers on the female children and women in the society,Zinta said.
  • Margaret Atwood in Independent
    Atwood believes, following leads from Robert Graves and Mary Renault, that the maids' ruthless murder may symbolise "the overthrow of a matrilineal moon cult" by male-dominated patterns of power and faith.

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