Kinship Terms
(2,673 words)

Kinship terminology is the system of names applied to categories of kin standing in relationship to one another. In each society, kinship terms are used to address each other and to identify the different relationships between people. The Chinese kinship system is one of the most, if not the most, complicated kinship systems in the world. It includes a separate designatio…

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Shaorong HUANG, “Kinship Terms”, in: Encyclopedia of Chinese Language and Linguistics, General Editor Rint Sybesma. Consulted online on 30 March 2017 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2210-7363_ecll_COM_00000207>
First published online: 2015



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