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Toba chieftain and his wives, 1892 Polygamy (from πολύς γάμος polys gamos , translated literally in Late Greek as "many married") [ 1 ] is a marriage which includes more than two partners. [ 1 ] When a man is married to more than one wife at a time, the relationship is called polygyny , and there is no marriage bond between the wives; and when a woman is married to more than one husband at a time, it is called polyandry , and there is no marriage bond between the husbands. If a marriage includes multiple husbands and wives, it can be called group marriage . [ 1 ] The term is used in related ways in social anthropology , sociobiology , sociology , as well as in popular speech. In social anthropology, polygamy is the practice of a person's making him/herself available for two or more spouses to mate with. In contrast, monogamy is a marriage consisting of only two parties.
An Indian man Ziona Chana is well-known all over the world for his big extended family with 39 wives, 94 children, 14 daughters-in-law and 33 grandchildren. They live together in a 100-room, four-storey mansion located amidst the hills of Baktwang village, where the wives sleep in giant communal dormitories. Mr. Chana is the head of a sect that allows members to take as many wives as they wants.
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