The world’s biggest family
- Ziona Chana lives with all of them in a 100-room mansion
- His wives take it in turns to share his bed
- It takes 30 whole chickens just to make dinner
He is head of the world’s biggest family – and says he is ‘blessed’ to have his 39 wives.
Ziona Chana also has 94 children, 14-daughters-in-law and 33 grandchildren.
The family all lives together in a 100-room house in Republic of India wherever the wives all sleep together in large dormitories! On any given night, it will take thirty chickens, 132 pounds of potatoes, and 220 pounds of rice to feed the 181-member family. the head of the household, Ziona Chana, is part of a spiritual sect that allows its members to own as many wives as they want…and he’s constantly looking for more! At one point, he even married ten girls within the span of 1 year. Chana sleeps in his own double bed and rotates that wives get to share it with him on a nightly basis – usually, however, the youngest girls sleep nearer to his area whereas the older ones sleep more away.
Check out this article for pictures of this huge family
The full monty: The Ziona family in its entirety with all 181 members
You treat this place like a hotel: With 100 rooms, the Ziona mansion is the biggest concrete structure in the hilly village of Baktawng in Mizoram, India
Feeling peckish? The senior ladies of the Chana family show what it takes just to make a meal
The wives and me: Mr Ziona Chana poses with his 39 wives at their home in Baktawng
Shared bedroom: A look inside the four-storey mansion, Chhuanthar Run – The House of the New Generation