There are 6 modern societies that are matrilineal, although as is typical for such societies, women, and mothers, in particular, are esteemed, but they are egalitarian cultures. This was also true prior to patriarchy, which only began about 10K years ago.

Here’s a bit more about one of the most interesting.

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