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  • noun family The state of being matrilocal, for a married couple to be living with the family of the wife.


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  • It is apparent, then, that matrilocality and uxorilocality played an intrinsic role in community formation in the area.

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  • But if we look carefully, we can see the themes of matrilocality, intermarriage, and matrilineal bridges woven into this family history.

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  • The table indicates that significant recruitment of marriage partners from Ireland continued up to the 1840s; within this group, the pattern of southern Avalon women marrying Irish men was two to three times more common than the reverse, once again emphasizing the importance of matrilocality in initially establishing an Irish population in the area.

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  • That is, some researchers have assumed that the prevalence of patrilocality and polygyny in relation to matrilocality and polyandry, combined with the structural fact that the X is disproportionately carried in females, can explain the differences in patterns of genetic variation.

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