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Vibrant: Virtual Brazilian Anthropology

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Abstract

SANTOS, Jovane Gonçalves dos. Marriage between "close relatives" : considerations about kinship between the Guarani  Nhandéva on western Paraná. Vibrant, Virtual Braz. Anthr. [online]. 2011, vol.8, n.2, pp. 340-358. ISSN 1809-4341.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1809-43412011000200015.

The purpose of this study is to investigate the meanings of “kinship” among the Nhandéva Guarani Indians in western Paraná State in Brazil. The main question that this work discusses and answers is “What is the meaning of being a “relative” in this society?” The empirical and theoretical research suggest that a classification can be done relatively on three levels, in which those who are considered “close” are also those with whom they should marry.

Keywords : Guarani; relationship; Tekohá Añetete.

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