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Is Polyandry different from Polygamy?

Asked by R. Jones, Last updated: Jun 18, 2019

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A. CookEnglish Professor, M.A, Ph.D, Kentucky
English Professor, M.A, Ph.D, Kentucky

Answered on Jun 18, 2019

Polyandry and polygamy are not totally the same. They have some similarities and they also have their differences. Both polygamy and polyandry are two types of marriages. Polygamy is a type of marriage in which a partner can have more than one spouse. Polygamy is divided into polyandry and polygyny. Polyandry is a type of marriage in which a woman gets married to more than one husband. While polygyny is a type of marriage in which a man gets married to more than one wife.

Polyandry is like a subset to polygamy. Polygamy is widely practiced in most parts of the world. If we should consider the differences using religion, some religions support polygamy, while some frown at it. A number of religions do not really support polyandry. They consider a woman not to be morally fit to be having more than one husband. Polyandry is mostly practiced in countries like Nepal.

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Answered on May 28, 2019

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Polyandry different from Polygamy

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