Polygamy in Niger

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Polygamous marriages are recognized in Niger under customary law.[1] The practice was present among indigenous populations but was greatly popularized after French Missionaries explored the region in 1901.[2] Today, it is estimated that over one third of Nigerien women are in polygamous unions.[1]

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  1. ^ a b Niger:Family Code
  2. ^ Ekeh, Peter. History of the Urhobo People of Niger Delta. Urhobo Historical Society. p. 157.