Re: OT Matriarchy (WAS: Re: Simple translation exercise?)
|From:||Roger Mills <romilly@...>|
|Date:||Friday, June 20, 2003, 23:50|
> In any case, I'm not sure what classifies as a matriarchy, to be honest;
> whether complete social/political control is held by women or if it's just
> most. I will say that as far as I know, there has never been complete
> matriarchy. Not being an expert, tho (yet ;) ), I'm not sure.
>You might be able to find a fair amount of material on the Minang Kabau ( a
major ethnic group) of Sumatra/Malaysia (though much of it will be in
Dutch)...They are matrilineal/matrilocal with the added complication of
being quite staunchly Islamic.