genealogical chart

The chart above shows the clan Xāmōrte and its relations with other clans. The first box, labeled makīri, shows seven generations of the clan. This chart shows formal descent and membership in the clan as opposed to actual genetic descent.

Females are green circles lettered A-Z, and males are triangles, numbered 1-30. The triangles that are green are those males that stayed in the clan and never married out. Triangles 2, 3, 8, 12, 13, 14, 18, 20, 24, & 25 are males who were born into the clan but later married out. The color of the triangle corresponds to the color code for the clan they married into.

The males in the second box, labeled masōwi, are males from other clans who married into clan Xāmōrte. Marriage into a clan is not between one man and one woman, it is between a man (or men) and the whole generation in that clan that they are marrying. Any children in the next generation are legally related to the man's clan, regardless of any genetic relationship. Children can have multiple clan relations through their father(s). So, the children of the third generation (starting with male #6 to female H) are related to both clan Ōmrisse and clan Lūñere. Through their uncles (mawēsi) who married out, they are also related to clans Ērentāwe and Lōrārren. The people in the clans one is related to by marriage are one's maþūskīri (third box).

One's maþūskīri depend on which generation one is born into. The third generation has maþūskīri in clans Ōmrisse, Lūñere, Ērentāwe, and Lōrārren through the previous generation; to clans Tēōneþe and Cārasta in their own generation; and to clans Āntōr and Āstaña through the following generation. They are not related to clans Kiēte or Māron.

Now for the rest of the terms. These will be discussed in relation to the female I in fourth generation:

Last modified: August 05, 2011