Sometimes eight just isn’t enough. Or at least it isn’t for Ziona Chana, who has the world’s largest family: 39 wives, 94 children, and 33 grandchildren.
Chana and his family live in a 100-room, four-story mansion in the Indian state of Mizoram where they all sleep and eat together. Everyone helps perform household chores, which is overseen by the oldest wife Zathiangi. One dinner alone requires plucking 30 chickens, peeling 132 pounds of potatoes, and cooking 220 pounds of rice.
The wives sleep in communal dormitories with the youngest women sleeping closest to Chana and a rotation system for visitations. Chana once married ten women in one year.
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.
Chana, who is the leader of a religious sect, says he hopes to expand his religion. “To expand my sect, I am willing to go even to the U.S. to marry.”
If they do manage to make it to the U.S., I smell a new reality show in the works.