Polygamy in Burma

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Polygamy is legally permissible in Burma, also known as Myanmar, making it the only predominantly Buddhist nation in the world to allow for such unions. Despite the fact that such unions are legal under Customary Law, they are severely frowned upon by society. The law explicitly states that the husband must treat his second wife equal to his first. It is not clear whether or not there are limits to how many spouses a man can have.[1]

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