English syllables. 2014.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • matriclan — [ matriklɑ̃ ] n. m. • 1969; du lat. mater, matris « mère » et clan ♦ Ethnol. Clan dont le recrutement est assuré par la voie matrilinéaire (opposé à patriclan). ● matriclan nom masculin Clan qui intègre ses membres suivant le principe de la… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • matriclan — noun A clan, with membership determined by matrilineal descent from a common ancestor. See Also: patriclan …   Wiktionary

  • matriclán — ► sustantivo masculino ANTROPOLOGÍA Grupo antropológico formado según el principio de filiación matrilineal. * * * ► masculino ANTROPOLOGÍA Clan fundado en la filiación matrilineal …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • matriclan — ˈmā.trə, ˈma.+ˌ noun ( s) Etymology: matr + clan : a matrilineal clan contrasted with patriclan …   Useful english dictionary

  • Kwahu — is a region in south central Ghana, on the west shore of Lake Volta. There are two common spellings, Kwawu and Kwahu. The w spelling is the official spelling from the African Studies Centre, University of Ghana, and more resembles the… …   Wikipedia

  • Bilateral descent — For other uses, see Bilateral (disambiguation). The Himba of Namibia live under a tribal structure based on bilateral descent. Bilateral descent is a system of family lineage in which the relatives on the mother s side and father s side are… …   Wikipedia

  • History of Eastern Tamils — of Sri Lanka is informed by local legends, native literature and other colonial documents. [Subramaniam, Folk traditionas and Songs... , p.1 13] Sri Lankan Tamils are subdivided based on their cultural, linguistic and other practices as into… …   Wikipedia

  • Vanniar (Chieftain) — Vanniar or Vannia (Tamil: வன்னியர்) is a title of a feudal chief in medieval Sri Lanka who ruled as a tribute payer to any number of local kingdoms. It was also recorded as that of a name of a caste amongst Sri Lankan Tamils iin the Vanni… …   Wikipedia

  • Vannimai — Vannimais or Vanni chieftaincies were feudal divisions ruled by petty chiefs south of the Jaffna peninsula in the present day Northern, North Central and Eastern provinces of Sri Lanka. These cheftaincies arose after the 12th century A.D. after… …   Wikipedia

  • clan — clanless, adj. /klan/, n. 1. a group of families or households, as among the Scottish Highlanders, the heads of which claim descent from a common ancestor: the Mackenzie clan. 2. a group of people of common descent; family: Our whole clan got… …   Universalium

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.