What is the largest family in the world?

The world’s largest family consists of a man with 39 wives, 94 children, and 33 grandchildren.

They all live in a 100-room, four story house set amidst the hills of Baktwang village in the Indian state of Mizoram. Ziona Chana, the head of the world’s biggest family, says that he is ‘blessed’ to have his 39 wives.

Mr. Chana has established a rotation system where he sleeps with a different wife each night, while the rest of the wives sleep in giant communal dormitories.

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.

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