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Marrying my late sister's husband - African form of marriage

Jmahama
By Jmahama | self meida writer
Published 8 days ago - 6657 views

A union between a man and woman who have agreed to become a husband and wife and have fulfilled the requirements of marriage recognized in the society is termed as marriage.

A lot of people are only aware of polygamy and monogamy as the only forms of marriage. There are however many other forms of marriages practiced by different people, ethnic groups and cultures all over the world.

1. Monogamy: This is the practice by which a man is legally entitled to only one woman as a wife and a woman also entitled to only one man as her husband. This form of marriage is practiced in the Western world and in Africa by Christian and Ordinance marriages.

2. Polygamy: This is the form of marriage in which a man marries two or more wives at the same time. It can also refer to a woman marrying two or more husband's at the same time. It is sub-divided into:

3. Polygyny: The form of marriage which legally entitles a man to marry two or more wives. This is mostly practiced in African traditional societies and in Islamic religion where a man is entitled to marry up to four wives on condition of treating them equally.

4. Polyandry: This is the form of marriage in which a woman is entitled to marry two or more husband's at the same time. This is not commonly practiced. It is practiced by the Lele tribe of Congo and Maddie of East Kenya.

5. Sororal Polygyny: Where a man is entitled to marry two or more sisters. It is practiced in Ghana by some Northern tribes.

6. Fraternal Polyandry: This form of marriage allows a woman to marry two or more brothers.

7. Levirate Marriage: Under this form, a man is allowed to marry his late brother's wife. This is practiced by most Northern tribes.

8. Sororate Marriage: A man marries his deceased wife's sister.

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