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    The material on which this paper is based was collected in the autumn of 1938 during a field study sponsored by the Department of Anthropology of the University of Chicago. The author's gratitude is due to his interpreters, Bernard Jackson and Patrick Miguel.


  • 1The Yuma kinship terms have been listed and their structure analyzed.
  • 2Comment has been made on certain morphological features of the kinship terms.
  • 3From the analysis of the usage pattern of male and female terms the suggestion has been derived that a relatively simple conceptual system underlies the relatively complex terminological system.
  • 4Some congruence has been shown between the affinal kinship terminology, the naming practices, and the probable former local group organization.