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Kinship System

There is a very complex classification sytem that maps out relationships for people and the natural world around us.  This is sometimes referred to as a Kinship system.  The image shows some of the animals fo the area and the groups they belong to.

People are also a part of this system. Each binning person is locked into the system by their birth inheritance.


The image shows the Kinship or Gunmud classification names, 8 male and 8 female groups, 8 Dhuwa and 8 Yirridja. You will learn more about this during your visit.