World's Biggest Family: 39 Wives, 94 Kids

India's Ziona Chana is still looking to expand
By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 22, 2011 2:50 PM CST
Ziona Chana, of India, heads the largest polygamistic family in the world.   (Shutterstock)

(Newser) – American polygamists might grab more headlines, but none can hold a candle to Ziona Chana, an Indian man who boasts what the Daily Mail calls the world's largest family: 39 wives, 94 children, and 33 grandchildren. The 66-year-old Chana happens to lead a sect that allows and encourages him to expand his family at will, and, yes, he's still looking. Most of the time, his wives sleep in communal dormitories, with a rotating lottery to govern who sleeps with Chana. Click for more.

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