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The Kamar$

S.C. Dube

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780198077312

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2012

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198077312.001.0001

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(p.220) Appendix 1 The System of Kinship among the Kamar

(p.220) Appendix 1 The System of Kinship among the Kamar

Source:
The Kamar
Publisher:
Oxford University Press

S. No.

Description of Persons

Relationship Term in Kamar Dialect

Male Speaking

Female Speaking

1.

Father’s father

Dadi

Dadi

2.

Father’s father’s brother

Dadi

Dadi

3.

Mother’s father

Ajo

Ajo

4.

Mother’s father’s brother

Ajo

Ajo

5.

Father’s maternal uncle

Ajo

Ajo

6.

Mother’s maternal uncle

Dadi

Dadi

7.

Father’s father’s maternal uncle’s son

Ajo

Ajo

8.

Mother’s father’s maternal uncles son

Dadi

Dadi

9.

Father’s father’s paternal aunt’s son

Ajo

Ajo

10.

Mother’s father’s paternal aunt’s son

Dadi

Dadi

11.

Spouse’s mother’s father

Dadi

Dadi

12.

Spouse’s father’s father

Ajo

Ajo

13.

Father’s father’s sister’s husband

Ajo

Ajo

14.

Mother’s father’s sister’s husband

Dadi

Dadi

15.

Father’s mother

Bapi

Bapi

16.

Father’s mother’s sister

Bapi

Bapi

17.

Mother’s mother

Bai

Bai

18.

Mother’s mother’s sister

Bai

Bai

19.

Father’s maternal aunt

Bai

Bai

20.

Father’s father’s maternal uncle’s daughter

Bai

Bai

21.

Mother’s father’s maternal uncle’s daughter

Bai

Bai

22.

Father’s father’s paternal aunt’s daughter

Bapi

Bapi

23.

Mother’s father’s paternal aunt’s daughter

Bai

Bai

24.

Father’s father’s sister

Bai

Bai

25.

Mother’s father’s sister

Bapi

Bapi

26.

Spouse’s father’s mother

Bai

Bai

27.

Spouse’s mother’s mother

Bapi

Bapi

28.

Father

Baba

Baba

29.

Father’s brother (a) older

Bada-baba

Bada-baba

(b) younger

Kaka

Kaka

30.

Mother’s sister’s husband

Mauwsa

Mauwsa

31.

Mother’s brother

Mama

Mama

32.

Spouse’s father

Mama

Mama

33.

Spouse’s maternal uncle

Kaka

Kaka

34.

Brother’s or sister’s father-in-law

Mama

Mama

35.

Father’s sister’s husband

Mama

Mama

36.

Step-father

Kaka

Kaka

37.

Mother

Yai

Yai

38.

Mother’s sister (a) elder

O-day

O-day

(b) younger

Mauwsi

Mauwsi

39.

Father’s brother’s wife (a) elder

O-day

O-day

(b) younger

Kaki

Kaki

40.

Step-mother

Mauwsi

Mauwsi

41.

Father’s sister

Ata

Ata

42.

Mother’s brother’s wife

Ata

Ata

43.

Spouse’s mother

Ata

Ata

44.

Spouse’s paternal aunt

Ata

Ata

45.

Brother’s or sister’s mother-in-law

Ata

Ata

46.

Brother (a) elder

Dada

Dada

(b) younger

Nona

Nona

47.

Father’s brother’s son

As in 46

As in 46

48.

Mother’s sister’s son

As in 46

As in 46

49.

Father’s sister’s son

Mito

Mito, Sakhi

50.

Mother’s brother’s son

Mito

Mito, Sakhi

51.

Father’s sister’s daughter’s husband

Dada

Dada

52.

Mother’s brother’s daughter’s husband

Dada

Dada

53.

Spouse’s sister’s husband

Sadhu

Sadhu

54.

Spouse’s elder brother

Susra

Susra

55.

Spouse’s younger brother

Sala

Babu

56.

Elder sister’s husband

Bhato

Bhato

57.

Younger sister’s husband

Jawai

Jawai

58.

Spouse

Na1

Na

59.

Father-in-law of son or daughter

Samdhi

Samdhi

60.

Sister (a) elder

Bai

Bai

(b) younger

Noni

Noni

61.

Father’s brother’s daughters

As in 60

As in 60

62.

Mother’s sister’s daughters

As in 60

As in 60

63.

Father’s sister’s daughter

Sakhi

Sakhi

64.

Mother’s brother’s daughter

Sakhi

Sakhi

65.

Father’s sister’s son’s wife

Bai, Noni

Bai, Noni

66.

Mother’s brother’s son’s wife

Bai, Noni

Bai, Noni

67.

Spouse’s younger brother’s wife

Bai

Bohar

68.

Spouse’s younger brother’s wife

Noni

Deorani, Noni

69.

Spouse’s elder sister

Ai

Ai2

70.

Spouse’s younger sister

Sali

Noni

71.

Elder brother’s wife

Buhu

Buhu

72.

Younger brother’s wife

Bohar

Bohar

73.

Mother-in-law of son or daughter

Samdhin

Samdhin

74.

Son

Beta

Beta

75.

Brother’s son

Beta

Bhacha

76.

Spouse’s sister’s son

Beta

Bhacha

77.

Maternal uncle’s daughter’s son

Beta

Bhacha

78.

Paternal aunt’s daughter’s son

Beta

Bhacha

79.

(a) elder sister’s son

Bhacha

Beta

(b) younger sister’s son

Bhacha

Beta

80.

Spouse’s brother’s son

Bhacha

Beta

81.

Maternal uncle’s son’s son

Bhacha

Beta

82.

Paternal aunt’s son’s son

Bhacha

Beta

83.

Son-in-law

Babu

Babu

84.

Brother’s daughter’s husband

Babu

Beta

85.

Sister’s daughter’s husband

Beta

Babu

86.

Daughter

Beti

Beti

87.

Brother’s daughter

Beti

Bhachi

88.

Maternal uncle’s daughter’s daughter

Beti

Bhachi

89.

Paternal aunt’s daughter’s daughter

Beti

Bhachi

90.

Maternal uncle’s son’s daughter

Bhachi

Beti

91.

Paternal aunt’s son’s daughter

Bhachi

Beti

92.

(a) Elder sister’s daughter

Bhachi

Beti

(b) Younger sister’s daughter

Bhachi

Beti

93.

Spouse’s brother’s daughter

Bhachi

Beti

94.

Spouse’s sister’s daughter

Beti

Bhachi

95.

Son’s wife

Bhachi

Bhachi

96.

Sister’s son’s wife

Beti

Bhachi

97.

Brother’s son’s wife

Bhachi

Beti

98.

Son’s son

Nati

Nati

99.

Daughter’s son

Aju

Beti-Nati

100.

Brother’s son’s son

Nati

Beti-Nati

101.

Brother’s daughter’s son

Aju

Nati

102.

Sister’s son’s son

Aju

Nati

103.

Sister’s daughter’s son

Nati

Nati

104.

Son’s daughter

Natnin

Natnin

105.

Daughter’s daughter

Natnin

Natnin

106.

Brother’s son’s daughter

Natnin

Natnin

107.

Brother’s daughter’s daughter

Natnin

Natnin

108.

Sisters son’s daughter

Natnin

Natnin

109.

Sister’s daughter’s daughter

Natnin

Natnin

110.

Son’s son’s wife

Bhai-Bahu

Patte-Bahini

111.

Daughter’s son’s wife

Bahini

Bhai-Bahu

1 In general, husband and wife do not address each other by name; their term of mutual address is ‘Na’.

2 She is regarded as her ‘Dedh-Sas’.

Note: Male cross-cousin’s son’s son, male cross-cousin’s daughter’s son, daughter’s son, female cross-cousin’s son’s son and female cross-cousin’s daughter’s son are called ‘Nati’. A man calls his son’s daughter’s husband his ‘Bahin-damad’, a woman calls him ‘Bhai’. A man calls his daughter’s daughter’s husband his ‘Bhai’, a woman calls him ‘Dewar’.

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