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نویسنده [English]چکیده [English]
Father's brother's daughter marriage has been popular among Iranians since ancient times and is broadly reflected in their folklore. This type of marriage is the product of the same factors that have made endogamic marriages popular in general; but, the impact of economic factor, i.e preserving the property in the hands of the family, is of greater importance. This type of marriage is more prevalent in small communities and among tribal people than big urban areas, partly because of the limitation of the population pool that one can choose his/her mate from. There is a big variation among religious minorities of Iran regarding this issue: Christians regard it with displeasure, Jews favour it much, and the position of Zoroastrians are more like the Moslems. Among some Arab tribal people in Khuzestan, father's brother's daughter is regarded as one's sure property and she can't marry someone else unless her father's brother's son does not wish to marry her and give her the permission to marry another man. This inhuman tradition which in called "Nahve" has been the source of many brutal conflicts in the district.