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Where is polyandry practised ? how does the balance takes place ?

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Asked by right sense, 28 Mar '13 07:05 pm
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Polyandry is a form of polygamy in which one woman is married to several men. It's occurance is rare and assumes a specific concentration in the Himalayan areas of South Asia. However, it is sporadically distributed in Africa, Oceania, and Native America. Two forms have been recorded: fraternal polyandry in which a group of brothers share a wife, and non-fraternal polyandry in which a womans husbands are not related. Fraternal forms are common in the mountainous areas of Nepal and Tibet. Among the Tibetian Nyinba, brothers live together throughout their life times in large patrilineally constructed households. They share a common estate and domestic responsibilities. They also share a common wife with whom each maintains a sexual relationship. Generally, each child of the marriage is acknowledged by and develops a special relationship with one of the possible fathers, even where biological paternity cannot be determined. This arrangement can partially be understood as a response to a s ...more
Answered by Josna, 28 Mar '13 07:40 pm

 
  
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Polyandry in Tibet was a common practice and continues to a lesser extent today. Polyandry in India still exists among minorities, and also in Bhutan, and the northern parts of Nepal. Polyandry has been practised in several parts of India, such as Rajasthan, Ladakh and Zanskar, in the Jaunsar-Bawar region in Uttarakhand, among the Toda of South India,[2] and the Nishi of Arunachal Pradesh.
Answered by LIPSIKA, 28 Mar '13 07:39 pm

 
  
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Polyandry is a form of polygamy whereby a woman takes two or more husbands at the same time.
Polyandry in Tibet was a common practice and continues to a lesser extent today. Polyandry in India still exists among kulu people , and also in Bhutan, and the northern parts of Nepal. Polyandry has been practised in several parts of India, such as Rajasthan, Ladakh and Zanskar, in the Jaunsar-Bawar region in Uttarakhand, among the Toda of South India,[2] and the Nishi of Arunachal Pradesh.

It is also encountered in some regions of Yunnan and Sichuan regions of China, among the Mosuo people in China, and in some sub-Saharan African such as the Maasai people in Kenya and northern Tanzania and American indigenous communities. The Guanches, the first known inhabitants of the Canary Islands, practiced polyandry until their disappearance. The Zo'e tribe in the state of Par on the Cuminapanema River, Brazil, also practice polyandry. Polyandry was practiced in Celtic societies as women were allow ...more
Answered by Ataur Rahman, 28 Mar '13 07:13 pm

 
  
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In india its in mountain regions and some tribal communities.They have a traditional system where its been established since centuries and hence practiced with comfort.
Answered by Quest, 29 Mar '13 01:15 pm

 
  
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Mosuo people in China
Answered by conviction, 28 Mar '13 07:14 pm

 
  
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