The Alevi villagers in the sub-province, just as do the Sunni, live in nuclear settlements. Each predominantly consists of patrilineal, patrilocal households whose members usually own any fields that they may till. Each settlement pursues its own rotation cycle and households of one settlement only rarely possess fields in the territory of another. However, the number of households in each Alevi settlement is less than in the Sunni villages. I would estimate the average Alevi settlement to have between fifteen and twenty households, the largest I came across was about fifty, the smallest, four.