seventysomething man named Ziona is known for holding the record as head of the world’s largest existing family, with 39 wives, 94 children, 14 daughters-in-law, and over 40 grandchildren.
Ziona and his gargantuan brood live in Baktawng Village in India’s northeast state of Mizoram.
The so-called “Ziona Mansion,” which holds all 181 members of the family, is a giant purple concrete structure with four stories and more than 100 rooms.
According to Wikipedia, “Ziona’s family is self-reliant, growing crops for their food requirements. He has also established a school for his children, and his younger brother looks after its functioning. He does not seek any assistance from the government.”
Women of the family do the cooking and cleaning, while the men of the family handle livestock rearing, agriculture, and carpentry. Daily routines are organized with precision and discipline, with the oldest wife coordinating the chore schedules. Dinner can see them plucking 30 chickens, peeling 132 pounds of potatoes, and boiling up to 220 pounds of rice!
Ziona considers himself very lucky for having so many wives and children, as it’s been reported that he genuinely enjoys looking after people. One of his sons says his father marries the poor women of the village so he can look after and provide for them.
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