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Re: OT Matriarchy (WAS: Re: Simple translation exercise?)

From:Roger Mills <romilly@...>
Date:Friday, June 20, 2003, 23:50
Noelle wrote:

> 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.