Which among the following tribes of India follow the unique matrilineal system in which women enjoy a clear higher status than men?
1. Khasi
2. Jaintia
3. Naga
4. Mizo
Select the correct option from the codes given below:

Answer: [A] Only 1 & 2

In Meghalaya, the Khasi, Jaintia and Garo tribes are among the few in the world that follows and practices the unique matrilineal system. Their lineage and inheritance are traced through the mother. The women enjoy higher status. The girls are considered an asset in the society.

This question is a part of GKToday's Integrated IAS General Studies Module