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Tsu'u Tina Kinship System

Relational Law

Kinship Systems




Kinship Group

Understandings of Relations

Tsu'u Tina Kinship System

Kinship Terms

and Judgement



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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 father's sister.

sindalli: my wife's sister or husband's brother (older or younger).

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 younger.

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 sister,

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.

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