Types of Marriages(Social Studies)

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Types of Marriage

Marriage: the legal union of One Man to One Woman


  • Monogamy – marriage of one man and one woman (Legally accepted in the Caribbean.
  • Polygamy – a general term for many wives and husbands (it may either be).
  • Polygene – one man having a number of wives.

FOUND IN: Muslim societies (eg. Egypt traditional west African tribes : Ibo, Fulani and Asante .  

  • Polyandry – on woman with a number of husbands.

      FOUND IN: (Sinhalese of srilanke)


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