Talk:List of matrilineal or matrilocal societies

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useful list, but it needs full reference. It is also dubious to list the sex of the ethnographer. This is apparently an attempt to demask feminist agendas, but that's in appropriate. Yes, radical feminists call any society a "matriarchy" that isn't all-out patriarchal (Modern Matriarchal Studies). That's not a problem, since the list also gives details on "Marriage, Property, Government" and should thus be able to maintain neutrality. --dab (𒁳) 12:49, 19 November 2008 (UTC)

also, the listing by "endonym" is silly. Nobody is going to look for Iroquois under "Haudenosaunee". We have WP:NAME for a reason. --dab (𒁳) 13:00, 19 November 2008 (UTC)

Several of these societies are neither matrilineal or matrilocal; and there are far more of each than are represented in this list. Some deletions are in order and a statement of incompleteness. Great idea for a list though. Alastair Haines (talk) 15:45, 30 November 2008 (UTC)

To say as the text does that all these societies, as well as all known societies, are patriarchal is somewhat problematic. You just have to reconsider the complex form of decision-making in Irooquis society to see how simplified such a statement is. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 00:54, 2 December 2011 (UTC)


Hi, it is unscientific to define Navjo "Matriarchal". Traditionally they are matrilinear and matrilocal and used to live in extended families. --Fiona Baine (talk) 10:34, 19 December 2011 (UTC)

Laesø etc.[edit]

Now that we actually have something close to a source as to matrilocal inheritance on Laesø, that is much more likely to be kept in the list. (It seems like the matrilocal rule on that island was due to the division of labour, with women more farm-bound than their seafaring husbands.) So a proper source would be nice, not just a passing reference in an article actually dealing with other stuff. As for Crete and Lesbos, it would be great if you could show us the money, i.e. a source. Where do you have that information from? Trigaranus (talk) 17:50, 28 April 2013 (UTC)

Matrilineal and matrilocal societies are almost always due to the division of labour, with women more farm-bound than their husbands are seafaring or hunter or merchant or elephant rider or warrior or seasonal work (the crops in the mountains matures staggered to the crops in the plains).--Jesper7 (talk) 09:05, 1 May 2013 (UTC)
The table is missing one column in the men's traditional work. And one column the womens traditional work. In Mosuo women make potatoes and men make rice. But the population has spread higher

than where rice can be matured.--Jesper7 (talk) 09:05, 1 May 2013 (UTC)

It is ThisIsAMinorEdit how know the conditions in Crete--Jesper7 (talk) 09:05, 1 May 2013 (UTC) (talk) 09:05, 1 May 2013 (UTC)
matrilocal inheritance on Laesoe is general knowledge in Denmark. is eksperts in women in Denmark.--Jesper7 (talk) 09:05, 1 May 2013 (UTC)
Laesø is no longer matrilineal or matrilocal, be it common knowledge in Denmark or not. This list is for modern-day societies with such rules. Hit us with an academic reference for matrilocal or matrilineal on modern-day Lesbos or it will have to go. Trigaranus (talk) 08:12, 7 May 2013 (UTC)