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  1. Polygyny is the situation in which one man is either married to or involved in sexual relationships with a number of different women at one time.
  2. Polygyny, the state or practice of having several wives at the same time; marriage to several wives.
  3. Polygyny is the typical form of polygamy, while polyandry is rare.
  4. Polygyny is a common occurrence in Kurdish villages.
  5. Polygyny is a by-product of the tradition of emphasis on procreation and the continuity of the father's family name.

Islamic Law

  1. Polygyny, permitted under Islamic law, is present amongst some Muslims in South Asia.

Third Wife

  1. His third wife was Dakku, whom he married while his second wife was still alive, as allowed by Sherpa custom (see polygyny).

Female Circumcision

  1. Female circumcision, polygyny, AIDS, reproductive choice, equal access to education, and other issues are discussed with candor.

Male Children

  1. The traditional culture does not prohibit or explicitly encourage polygyny (except as a way to obtain male children).


  1. Although illegal, polygyny is a traditional practice revived in Kyrgyzstan.


  1. When males of a species are much larger than females, polygyny is usually practiced.

Muslim Communities

  1. Ashirov stated that polygyny is already widespread among Muslim communities of the country.


  1. POLYGYNY. A form of marriage in which a man may have more than one wife.


  1. Most societies permit Polygyny, in which a man could have multiple wives; even in such societies however, most men have only one.


  1. In Islam, polygyny is allowed, with the specific limitation that a man can have up to four wives at any one time.
  2. Muslim men are allowed to practise polygyny and can have more than one wife at the same time, up to a total of four.

Actual Practice

  1. Patterns of occurrence At the same time, even within societies which allow polygyny, the actual practice of polygyny occurs relatively rarely.
  2. At the same time, even within societies which allow polygyny, the actual practice of polygyny occurs relatively rarely.


  1. The Chinese culture of Confucianism and thus the practice of polygyny spread from China to the areas that are now Korea and Japan.


  1. In Islam, polygamy is allowed for men (making it polygyny), with the specific limitation that they can only have up to four wives at any one time.
  2. Polygyny (or polygamy; having several wives at one time), however, has been a prerogative in many societies (see harem).
  3. Both polygamy and polygyny were practiced in ancient times among certain sections of Hindu society.


  1. The three mating systems that predominate among birds are polyandry, polygyny, and monogamy.
  2. Robert A. Heinlein was a science fiction writer who discussed polygyny, polyandry, group marriage, and line marriage in his works.
  3. Group marriage is sometimes called polygamy or even polygynandry, from a combination of the words polygyny and polyandry.


  1. Usually this has taken the form of polygyny (a man having several wives) but a very few societies have permitted polyandry (a woman having several husbands).
  2. It can take the form of a man having more than one wife concurrently (polygyny) or a woman having more than one husband concurrently (polyandry).
  3. Polygamy is the anthropological term, which can be either polygyny (one man having multiple wives) or polyandry (one woman having multiple husbands).


  1. Family > Marriage > Polygamy > Polyandry
  2. Society > Family > Marriage > Polygamy
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