Kinship and social structure
A bilateral descent system exists in Comorian culture. Inheritance of immovable assets (land, houses) is matrilineal, handed down via the maternal line, comparable to many Bantu peoples, whereas other goods and patronymics are passed down through the male line. There are variations across the islands, with Ngazidja’s matrilineal aspect being greater.
Taarab music from Zanzibar is still the most popular in the islands, and a Comorian variant known as twarab is also popular.
Al-Watwan, a government-owned national newspaper of Comoros, is published in Moroni. The national radio station is Radio Comoros, while the national television service is Comoros National TV.