Tuesday, February 22, 2011

The world's biggest family: Ziona Chan has 39 wives, 94 children and 33 grandchildren

The full monty: The Ziona family in its entirety with all 181 members

He is head of the world's biggest family - and says he is 'blessed' to have his 39 wives.

Ziona Chana also has 94 children, 14-daughters-in-law and 33 grandchildren.

They live in a 100-room, four storey house set amidst the hills of Baktwang village in the Indian state of Mizoram, where the wives sleep in giant communal dormitories. ...

Mr Chana told the Sun: 'Today I feel like God's special child. He's given me so many people to look after.

'I consider myself a lucky man to be the husband of 39 women and head of the world's largest family.'

The family is organised with almost military discipline, with the oldest wife Zathiangi organising her fellow partners to perform household chores such as cleaning, washing and preparing meals.

One evening meal can see them pluck 30 chickens, peel 132lb of potatoes and boil up to 220lb of rice.

Coincidentally, Mr Chana is also head of a sect that allows members to take as many wives as he wants.

He even married ten women in one year, when he was at his most prolific, and enjoys his own double bed while his wives have to make do with communal dormitories.

He keeps the youngest women near to his bedroom with the older members of the family sleeping further away - and there is a rotation system for who visits Mr Chana's bedroom.

Rinkmini, one of Mr Chana's wives who is 35 years old, said: 'We stay around him as he is the most important person in the house. He is the most handsome person in the village. ...

Another of his wives, Huntharnghanki, said the entire family gets along well. The family system is reportedly based on 'mutual love and respect' ...

One of his sons insisted that Mr Chana, whose grandfather also had many wives, marries the poor women from the village so he can look after them.

via The world's biggest family: Ziona Chan has 39 wives, 94 children and 33 grandchildren | Mail Online.

He is not, however, the person who has ever fathered the most children.
"The most prolific father of all time is believed to be the last Sharifian Emperor of Morocco, Mulai Ismail (1646-1727). In 1703 he had at least 342 daughters and 525 sons and by 1721 he was reputed to have 700 male descendents." -wik

Dr. Kirk Maxey, aged 52, of Michigan, says that he believes he has about 400 children after donating semen twice a week between 1980 and 1994. - met

I thought this guy would have them all beat, but I guess he got caught before breaking the record.
Dr. Cecil Jacobson, who ran a reproductive-genetics center in Tysons Corner, Virginia. Instead of using donor sperm, Jacobson substituted his own. When he was caught, investigators found that seven children had been sired by the doctor. Moreover, 75 parents refused the court's request for a paternity test -- many not wanting to know if Jacobson was the dad. - sk

We are at 6.9 billion people now. Why not just have everyone stop breeding for the next 5o years?

1 comment:

Cheng said...

7 billion eh? Perhaps the answer is to have all male children sterilised at birth. When they can prove they are responsible enough to raise their own children in a moderate sized family, they can have it reversed.

Draconian family planning may be better than the alternatives.

I think I'll petition the Pope.......hail Mary, hail Mary, hail Mary.......