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With patrilineal descent they tend to occupy the tribal territory in such a way that each phratry becomes a local group.
KINSHIP ORGANISATIONS AND GROUP MARRIAGE IN AUSTRALIANORTHCOTE W. THOMAS
At the present day the kinship may be matrilineal or patrilineal without affecting their right.
KINSHIP ORGANISATIONS AND GROUP MARRIAGE IN AUSTRALIANORTHCOTE W. THOMAS
Patrilineal descent may have been directly evolved without the intermediate stage of reckoning through females.
KINSHIP ORGANISATIONS AND GROUP MARRIAGE IN AUSTRALIANORTHCOTE W. THOMAS
For the eight-class system see Table Ia; in which it is assumed that patrilineal descent prevails in all the tribes.
KINSHIP ORGANISATIONS AND GROUP MARRIAGE IN AUSTRALIANORTHCOTE W. THOMAS
The area covered by the dichotomous organisations is divided almost equally between matrilineal and patrilineal tribes.
KINSHIP ORGANISATIONS AND GROUP MARRIAGE IN AUSTRALIANORTHCOTE W. THOMAS
In addition a portion of Victoria and the region west of Brisbane form isolated patrilineal groups.
KINSHIP ORGANISATIONS AND GROUP MARRIAGE IN AUSTRALIANORTHCOTE W. THOMAS
We also know approximately the limits of the matrilineal and patrilineal systems.
KINSHIP ORGANISATIONS AND GROUP MARRIAGE IN AUSTRALIANORTHCOTE W. THOMAS
The clan, it is true, whether matrilineal or patrilineal, tends at the totemic level of society to eclipse the family.
ANTHROPOLOGYROBERT MARETT
Where local exogamy is the rule, kinship is also virtually patrilineal.
KINSHIP ORGANISATIONS AND GROUP MARRIAGE IN AUSTRALIANORTHCOTE W. THOMAS
It would make no difference whether descent were patrilineal or matrilineal.
KINSHIP AND SOCIAL ORGANISATIONW. H. R. RIVERS

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