In Saora society, kinship terms do not have much distinction between terms of address and terms of reference. Saora kinship terms in the lines of father, mother, son, daughter, brother, sister, husband, wife and fatherís sister are analysed into denotative and classificatory terms. Componential analysis, through segregation and affiliation of kin members, reveals that there is terminological merging of collateral kins with the lineal ones and also of second ascending with third ascending, and of second descending with third descending generations.
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