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descendant

noun child, family, future generation, heir, issue, kin, lineage, offshoot, offspring, posterity, scion, succeeding generation, successor
Associated concepts: descendants of the line, direct descennant, lawful descendants, lineal descendant or heir, lineal descendants
See also: derivative, heir, kindred, offshoot, successor
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While the imposition of racial hierarchies was also utilized by African descendents, the large population created opportunities for communities to develop among individuals' identifying with the same caste markers.
We had people from all different areas: Indians, Metis, non-status Indians, both in and around Edmonton and in all the reserves and in the Metis colonies--who were descendents of the Papaschase band and they kept that memory alive," explained Lameman.
Searching for descendents of Robert and George Winter.
Set in a 13th century European kingdom ruled by Grail descendents, including an heir of Jesus Christ, Voices of the Living Grail is a dramatic novel that begins with the discovery of a moldering codex and follows the life and trials of Parsus, a troubador whose ties lie not only to his art of music but also to an ancient religious line.
Muslims tell the story of Adam and Eve in their own way, and do not accept the notion of original sin, that is, the results of Adam's sin which are passed on to his descendents.
Five thousand descendents of former Zanzibar slaves have begun moving into their new homes in a R9m housing development recently opened near Durban in South Africa.
By the way, people in the West have the misconception that the Gandhis ruling India today are descendents of the Mahatma Gandhi.
The chapters on mainland and Okinawan migrants and their descendents in Brazil illustrate the highly contextual nature of their ethnic identities.
The Pericu and the ancient Brazilians were descendents of America's initial settlers, the scientists propose.
The Monticello Association, a private organization of some 700 descendents of Jefferson and his wife, Martha, continue to dispute claims by Hemings' descendents that they be included in the group, or be allowed burial in the cemetery at Monticello.
One of my favorites among the historic trees whose descendents we cultivate at AMERICAN FOREST'S Historic Tree Nursery is one of the last remaining apple trees planted by John Chapman, better known as Johnny Appleseed.