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Section "Pintupi kinship"[edit]

The terms skin group and skin name are introduced without definition. Does anyone know what they mean? What do they have to do with skin? David Spector (talk) 14:02, 25 March 2013 (UTC)

I received the following message from user Pwparker. I do not understand it. The article mentioned, Australian Aboriginal kinship, does indeed define "The subsection or 'skin name' system", but I do not understand this, either. It is as though the editors are so familiar with this topic that they have omitted a few words that would make it clear. This leaves many questions on the table: Who invented the skin system, anthropologists or native peoples? What does it have to do with a person's skin? What is a 'subsection'? What quality of a human being defines membership in a 'subsection'? David Spector (talk) 11:44, 26 March 2013 (UTC)
Kinship seems ok. Perhaps mention, then later detail second and third skin order marital preferences. Ken Hanson and Fred Myers can be mentioned/cited for their published work concerning Pintupi Kinship. (History remains a rather tinted view.)
See the Pintupi section on wiki: Australian_Aboriginal_kinship [1] BTW spellings of the terms used do vary greatly. Pwparker (talk) 01:53, 12 December 2015 (UTC)Pwparker
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