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Synonyms for cognation

line of descent traced through the maternal side of the family

(anthropology) related by blood

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Due to the obvious onomotopoeia, this term is not good evidence for cognation.
It is part of the Cognation project which has heavily invested in mountain biking throughout the South Wales region over the past three years.
The two exceptions are Boruea siahua and Kuna ogoba, both of which are so phonologically dissimilar to one another as to exclude the possibility of cognation and, thus, the possibility that a word for coconut with such reflexes pertained to Proto-Chibchan.
BikePark Walesa is part of the Cognation project that is investing in mountain biking throughout South Walesa to boost the country's ' tourism industry.