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A database of Australian Aboriginal kinship systems

The AustKin database and website provide access to kinship terminologies and social category systems from published and archival sources for over 350 Australian Aboriginal languages. Included are nearly 800 social category systems (such as sections, subsections, etc.) and their references, as well as 650 kinship terminologies or extracts thereof.

If you know the AIATSIS spelling of the language your are looking for, try the form below. You may also zoom into the map and select a language by clicking the yellow dot. For more complex searching, use the 'Advanced options' below.

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