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In Somalia it is legal to have up to 4 wives. Before you get too excited, just remember that all wives must be treated exactly equally or her family will take offence and you would not want that. What this means is that if you have 4 wives, then you must have 4 houses. If one is given a car, all 4 get a car. If you live in an apartment building, then you would have to have an apartment on 4 levels. Also, time must be spent equally with all. You don?t get to just stay with the one who is not mad at you right now. Essentially you would have to be a rich man to have 4 wives. Most men have to save up just to have the first wife. Sometimes a man may do well and take a second wife. Anything beyond that is extremely rare. Just nice that you have the option if you are a man

Website: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Polygamy_in_Somalia

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  • Updated May 1, 2014
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