Nov 22, 2014

Matrilineal System


As we all know most of the world today follows the patrilineality system where the father’s family name is adopted. In contrast, matrilineality is the system where descent is traced through the mother and her ancestors, and usually involves inheritance of property. 
The Khasi, Jaintia and Garo people (along with the Nair and Bunt castes) practice this unique system and form one of the biggest communities in the world that believes in "matrilineality"...

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