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What do the Akan peoples in Ghana, various indigenous peoples in North America, people of a number of Greek.............

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What do the Akan peoples in Ghana, various indigenous peoples in North America, people of a number of Greek islands (at least until the 19th century), and the Khasi peoples in India have in common?

posted Nov 27, 2020 by Akriti

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Their societies are matrilineal
In matrilineal societies kinship and inheritance is traced through the maternal, or female, line. According to Wikipedia: examples of the societies include or have included "the Cherokee, Choctaw, Gitksan, Haida, Hopi, Iroquois, Lenape, Navajo and Tlingit of North America; the Kuna people of Panama; the Kogi and Carib of South America; the Minangkabau people of West Sumatra, Indonesia and Negeri Sembilan, Malaysia; the Trobrianders, Dobu and Nagovisi of Melanesia; the Nairs of Kerala and the Bunts and Billava of Karnataka in south India; the Khasi, Jaintia and Garo of Meghalaya in northeast India; the Ngalops and Sharchops of Bhutan; Muslims and the Tamils in eastern Sri Lanka; the Mosuo of China; the Kayah of Southeast Asia, the Picti of Scotland, the Basques of Spain and France; the Ainu of Japan, the Akan including the Ashanti of Ghana; most groups across the so-called "matrilineal belt" of south-central Africa; the Tuareg of west and north Africa; the Serer of Senegal, The Gambia and Mauritania."

answer Nov 30, 2020 by Balwinder
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