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e matriarch is called mae Delina, mother Delina, also by the ones that have no blood relationship with her. On the weekends she plays cards with the men. - Noiva do Cordeiro is a modern matriarchal community of 300 people in Minas Gerais, Brazil. After 40 years of suffering under a strict evangelical religion they abolished religion 25 years ago and live now in a unique socialist matriarchal society with Delina Fernandes, the former wife of the priest as their matriarch.