Other Cross Sex Relationships

Brothers and sisters usually maintain close relations throughout their lives, although they may reside some distance from each other. Both have responsibilities to each other's children; the mother's brother is expected to be a friendly advisor, while the father's sister has a disciplinary and rather judgmental role in the lives of younger lineage members. Women continue to see themselves as in-laws to their husbands and children and feel close solidarity with patrikin. They expect to share in the inheritance of deceased kinsmen and loudly berate widows who try to claim "our property," even as they may try to make claims on conjugal resources when they become widows themselves.

Pregnancy And Childbirth

Pregnancy And Childbirth

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