Skin System

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Australian Aboriginal Kinship - The Subsection or 'skin Name' System
... The subsection or 'skin name' system is a division of society into a number of groups, each of which is given a name that can be used to refer to individual members of that group ... There are systems with two such groupings (these are known as 'moieties' in kinship studies), systems with four (sections), six and eight (subsection systems) ... male and female forms, giving a total of sixteen skin names, such as the Pintupi (listed below) and Warlpiri ...

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