Polygynous

  • (adj): Having more than one wife at a time.

Some articles on polygynous:

Mating System - In Humans
... is supported by reports of extrapair paternity of 2-22% in socially monogamous and polygynous human societies ... One estimate is that 83% of human societies are polygynous, 0.05% are polyandrous, and the rest are monogamous ... Even the last group may at least in part be genetically polygynous ...
Óðr - Theories
... sake of high birth." Grundy contrasts this with accounts of polygynous marriages among the Merovingians and Carolingians, points out that the only Germanic law-code that expressly forbids such ... Grundy posits that, over time polygynous marriages dwindled during the Viking Age and into the Christianization of the North Germanic territories and, as a result, such a relationship was less easily reflected ...
Polygyny - Women - Education
... The proportion of women in polygynous unions decreased from 33% for women with no education to 11% for women with at least some secondary education ... conducted with some of the Logoli Tribe in Kenya suggested they were scared of polygynous marriages because of what they have witnessed in the lives of other women who are ... experiences of some of the women in polygynous unions tend to be characterized by frequent jealousy, conflicts competition, tensions and psychological ...
Polygyny - Africa - Kenya
... Polygynous marriage was preferred among the Logoli and other Abalulya sub ethnic groups ... with some of the contemporary Logoli men and women who recently ventured into polygynous marriages yielded data which suggest that marrying another wife is ... Some of the young polygynous men indicated that they found themselves trapped in polygyny as a result of the large number of single women who needed and were actually willing to have them as their husband ...
Persian Fallow Deer - Reintroduction - Population Composition
... However, having too many female deer may lead to more intense polygynous mating behaviors ... Because males in a polygynous mating system are each responsible for fertilizing multiple females, the loss of a single reproducing male would reduce the reproductive output of several females in ... For this reason, the population growth rate of a polygynous system is subject to more fluctuations from year to year than in a monogamous system, and such ...