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Fraternal Polyandry Family In Qinghai's Burong Village

YUSHU COUNTY, CHINA - JULY 18: (CHINA OUT) (L-R) La Wen, Cai Zhuo, Gama Sangding and their child Gelai Bajiu pose for a photo in their house located at the downtown area on July 18, 2007 in Yushu Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Qinghai Province, northwest China. The 40-year-old Tibetan woman Cai Zhuo has two husbands who are brothers, 44-year-old La Wen and 41-year-old Gama Sangding. Fraternal Polyandry is a type of marriage that brothers live in a common area and share a common wife. When children are born into the arrangement, they call the oldest brother "father" and the other brothers "uncle" regardless of who the biological father is. Polyandry do not conform to the China's Marriage Law. (Photo by China Photos/Getty Images)
Fraternal Polyandry Family In Qinghai's Burong Village
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Credit:
China Photos / Stringer
Editorial #:
75543388
Collection:
Getty Images News
Date created:
July 18, 2007
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