The term used for an initial training program used by the Alterra in lieu of the traditional family unit for raising children. The Lanteans also used a form of this, though the Alterran version is the most extreme, beginning at birth and lasting several decades until the individual passes out of the program and enters Alterran society as a full, free member.
The term 'maturia' is also used to refer to an individual 'class' or 'training group' that usually numbers 100 individuals. The children go through the training together, overseen by 20 or so handlers at any given time. Those handlers are designated to a particular portion of the maturia program, with the members moving on to more advanced training and swapping out handlers as they go. The only constant throughout the program is their fellow maturia members, which are often viewed as their 'family,' though to a lesser extent all Alterra view each other as family, no matter what generation of maturia they originated from.
Within the maturia there are no parents, or any concept thereof, due in part to the fact that most Alterran reproduction does not occur sexually, though they all retain that capacity. More often than not, an individual will be 'created' from a genetic sample, with no sentiment placed on the source of the sample, so, unlike most Humans and even the Lanteans, the Alterran sense of 'family' is a difficult concept for other races to understand.
The word "Consana" in Lingara loosely translates as 'brotherhood' though the Lanteans mistook it to have the same or similar meaning to "Cognas," which refers to bloodlines, something that the Alterra did not recognize as significant, given that they could alter their genetics in whatever manner they wished, which eradicated any sense of genetic lineage from their society.
Because the Lanteans reproduced sexually, they never understood the concept of "Consana," thus making the term a truly Alterran word.