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- n. Plural form of patrilineage.
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Even in the face of increasing focus on patrilineages in coastal communities, and contemporaneous exchanges with patrilineal Njombe -, Eastern-Sahelian -, and Cushitic-speaking populations on their northern and western borders, Ruvu societies did not relent from keeping the prominence of the matrilineage entrenched in their cultures.
No artefactual maps are available for outsiders to read or trace this relationship, not only because foreign map-makers have imposed their own (mis) readings of African spatial identities on this area but because map-makers of all kindsEuropean and African, colonial and postcolonialhave tended to define women's "place" here primarily in relation to men, as the mothers, sisters, daughters and wives of "traditional" patrilineages.
Politically ambitious men in matrilineal societies, such as the Yao of East Africa, used female slaves as a means of attracting male followers and as a means of developing junior patrilineages in order to gain control over their own offspring.
The Cubeo of the Kuduyarí and Kubiyú have three exogamous patrilineages, all speaking the same tongue.
Chimpanzee troops, on the other hand, are patrilineages, groups of related males, with females having come from elsewhere.
I do not know the recent demographic history of the Yoruba, though its seems plausible in a society where patrilineages are important that kinship ties would bias marriage patterns toward some non-trivial consanguinity.