Cognatic kinship

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Cognatic kinship is a mode of descent calculated from an ancestor or ancestress counted through any combination of male and female links, or a system of bilateral kinship where relations are traced through both a father and mother. [1] Such relatives may be known as cognates.

An ancestor is a parent or (recursively) the parent of an antecedent. Ancestor is "any person from whom one is descended. In law the person from whom an estate has been inherited."

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  1. Wolters, O. W. (1999). History, Culture, and Region in Southeast Asian Perspectives. SEAP Publications. p. 17. ISBN   0-87727-725-7.


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Cognate may mean:

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