The English language has quite an array of relationship or kinship terms, which can baffle even native English speakers. What’s the difference between a second cousin and first cousin once removed, or stepsister and half sister, let alone ortho-cousin and cross-cousin? This page demystifies some common and uncommon terms, with diagrams.
- The Basics
- Terms Involving “In-law”
- Terms Involving “Cousin”
- Terms Involving “Half” and “Step”
- Consanguinity, or Degree of Kinship
- Life Changes, Relationship Changes
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