WORLD’S LARGEST FAMILY: The largest family in the world is from Nigeria. A Nigerian muslim, Alhaji Abubakar Bello Masaba (86 yrs) is in the news because he currently has 86 wives, 185 kids. He has been married 107 times but now has 86 wives left. He was asked to divorce 82 of his wives and keep only 4 of them as allowed by sharia law but he refused and was therefore jailed but later freed after 22 days due to his wives protests. At a point, 11 of his wives were pregnant simultaneously. He has 185 kids but as at the time of this report, only 133 are still alive.
Masaba is 86 years old and his youngest wife is 19-yr-old.The funniest part of it is that his wives claim to be happy with him because he regularly kills cows and he therefore takes good care of them as long as they have enough to eat.He has over 5 thousand people who are related to him because he already has a lot of grandchildren. The video below shows his house where he lives with his 86 wives and 185 children.
In Nigeria, there is no limit to how many women a man can marry and most families in Nigeria are polygamous. The Ziona Family in India ranks the second largest family in the world with 39 wives and 94 children.
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