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Jordan - Cousin Marriage Question [message #23939] Fri, 14 January 2022 10:36 Go to next message
olympiaca is currently offline  olympiaca
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Hi,

I am looking at the different types of cousin marriage that occur in Jordan. In the 2018, 2012 and 2007 datasets cousin marriage is divided into:
- first cousin on both father and mother's side
- first cousin on both mother and father's side
- first cousin on father's side
- first cousin on mother's side
- first cousin on father's side (ibn al amm)
- first cousin on mother's side (ibn al khal)
- second cousin on father's side (ibn al ammah)
- second cousin on mother's side (ibn al khalah)
- other relative

I cannot understand what the difference is between the first two types of double first cousin marriage and I cannot find the original arabic questionnaire that would allow me to understand how they are different.

I imagine that one of them refers to double first cousin marriages where two brothers married two sisters who were their first cousins, and the other refers to where two opposite sex siblings married another pair of opposite sex cousins. However, I would like to know which way around it is as I would like to be able to differentiate between the two.

Many thanks
Olympia
Re: Jordan - Cousin Marriage Question [message #23943 is a reply to message #23939] Tue, 18 January 2022 09:49 Go to previous message
Shireen-DHS is currently offline  Shireen-DHS
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Dear Olympia,

Thank you for your question.

The response of first cousin on both father and mother's side refers to when a woman marries her cousin whose father is her uncle from her fathers side (ibn al amm) and whose mother is her aunt from her mothers side (ibn el khala).
The second response of first cousin on both mother and father's side refers to when a woman marries her cousin whose father is her uncle from her mother's side (ibn el khal) and whose mother is her aunt from her fathers side (ibn el amma).

Hope that is clear.

Best,
Shireen Assaf
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