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Worlds Largest Family

Worlds Largest Family

Set By : Ziona Chana & Family

Baktawng village, Mizoram, India    N/A

Residing in a 100-room four story mansion outside of Baktawang in Mizoram, Ziona Chana,  67, is married to 39 women with whom he has 94 children, 14-daughters-in-law, and 33  grand children.

Chana first married at age 17.

His oldest wife is 70, and the youngest is 31. Chana once married ten women in one year.

It takes 30 chickens, one "giant" pig, 55 lbs of rice and 88 lbs of potatoes for every meal cooked for the entire family.

The family grows its own crops and keeps its own livestock.

Ziona heads a local Christian religious sect, called the "Chana", which allows polygamy.  Formed in June 1942, the sect believes it will soon be ruling the world with Christ and has a membership of around 400 families.   

'I feel like God's special child. He's given me so many people to look after,' he said, adding, 'I   consider myself a lucky man to be the husband of 39 women and head of the world's largest family.