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- 1 Aruop
- 2 Ewe
- 3 Finnish
- 4 Japanese
- 5 Latvian
- 6 Mwani
- 7 Northeast Maidu
- 8 Sranan Tongo
- 9 Tetum
- transnewguinea.org, citing D. C. Laycock, Languages of the Lumi Subdistrict (West Sepik District), New Guinea (1968), Oceanic Linguistics, 7 (1): 36-66
- extended family (meaning kin: in addition to parents and children, includes cousins, uncles, aunts, grandparents and farther relatives, cf. perhe).
- (taxonomy) genus
- (linguistics) gender
- (linguistics) used in partitive singular as English adjective cognate (descended from the same source lexeme of ancestor language)
Englannin "mother" on sukua kreikan sanalle "μητέρα" (mētéra).
- English "mother" is cognate to Greek "μητέρα" (mētéra).
|Inflection of suku (Kotus type 1/valo, k-v gradation)|
- (linguistics) olla sukua + allative = to be cognate to.
- olla suvussa = to run in the family
- kulkea suvussa = to run in the family
- Rōmaji transcription of
suku class 9 (plural suku)
- a dog
Unclear. Possibly the same as Etymology 1, above.
- a transgender person; a female-bodied person who lives as a man, or vice versa
- Sabine Lang, Men as Women, Women as Men (ISBN 0292777957, 2010): The data available for Maidu suku suggest that "suku" was a complex term that was used to refer to both male and female "berdaches"; [...] female-bodied suku [...] were treated as men and initiated as such into the men's secret society, but also [...] were subjected to gang rape (or voluntary intercourse) in the dance house by all of the men present and were regarded as "prostitutes."
- Serena Nanda, Gender Diversity: Crosscultural Variations (1999, ISBN 1478609788), page 24: In addition to occupation, female gender variants might assume other characteristics of men. Cocopa warrhameh wore a masculine hairstyle and had their noses pierced, like boys (Lang 1998:283). Among the Maidu, the female suku also had her nose pierced on the occasion of her initiation into the men's secret society. Mohave hwame were tattooed like men instead of women.