In contrast to Cree, Tsu'u Tina have
relatively fewer words for kin relationships. Marriage with
first cousins is not allowed, since first cousins are known
as brothers and sisters, while aunts and uncles on both
sides, with the exception of mother's sister (who was simply
mother) are regarded as older brothers and sisters. Likewise
nieces and nephews are regarded as younger brothers and
sisters, while smaller related children are sons and
daughters. There are unique terms for older and younger
brothers and sisters.
,icitt'la: my younger brother or male cousin; also, if
only a little younger, my nephew.
yin.iya: my older brother or male cousin; also, my uncle.
.isdalsa: my younger sister or female cousin; also, if
only a little younger, my niece.
sid.a: my older sister or female cousin; also, my
sindalli: my wife's sister or husband's brother (older or
it.aya: my father. in.aya: my mother; my mother's sister.
si.ya: (man speaking) my son; my nephew, if much younger.
si.za: (woman speaking) my son; my nephew, if much
si'tsu: my daughter; my niece, if much younger.
is.aya: my grandfather, on either side.
is.o: my grandmother, on either side; also, my husband's
masdjoue: my wife's brother.
is.uwa: (man speaking) my grandchild, of either sex.
ic.iya: (woman speaking) my grandchild, of either sex.
is' aiya: 'my wife.
sik.ola: my husband.