Polygamy in Mauritius

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Polygamy is not a prevalent practice in the island nation of Mauritius and polygamous unions are not legally recognized. However, the country has established a special code of laws known as "Muslim Personal Laws," which allows for Muslim men to take up to four wives. On the contrary, these wives are not legally recognized by the Mauritian government as true spouses,[1] unlike the similar situations in India and Sri Lanka which legally recognize the polygamous marriages of their Muslim citizens.