Figure 79: Avunculocal Residence

  • Upon marriage a man and woman form a joint household which includes their immature children
  • each partner's siblings also marry and form separate households
  • A man's adult sisters' sons (D for example) come to reside with him and will eventually include their wives and immature children in the household.
  • His sons in turn will move to their mother's brother's household.
  • His daughters will go to live with their husband upon marriage
  • The process is repeated, creating a direct line of coresident matrilineally related men.

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