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Legal status of
polygamy
Recognized under civil law

Afghanistan
Algeria
Bahrain
Bangladesh
Brunei
Burkina Faso
Cameroon
Chad
CAR
Comoros
Congo
Djibouti
Egypt
Gabon
The Gambia
India1
Indonesia
Iran
Iraq
Jordan
Kuwait
Lebanon
Libya
Malaysia

Maldives
Mali
Mauritania
Morocco
Myanmar
Niger
Oman
Pakistan
Palestine
Qatar
Saudi Arabia
Senegal
Singapore1
Somalia
Sri Lanka1
Sudan
Syria
Tanzania
Togo
Uganda
UAE
Western Sahara
Yemen
Zambia

Recognized in some regions

Eritrea2
Nigeria (BA, BO, GO, JI, KD, KA, KT, KE, NI, SO, YO, ZA)

Foreign marriages recognized

Australia (welfare only)
United Kingdom (welfare only)

Recognized under customary law

Botswana
Equatorial Guinea
Lesotho
Liberia
Kenya
Malawi
Mozambique

Namibia
Nigeria
Sierra Leone
South Africa
Swaziland
Zimbabwe

Status in other jurisdictions

Angola
Benin
Bhutan
Burundi
Côte d'Ivoire
DR Congo
Ethiopia
Ghana
Iraqi Kurdistan
Kazakhstan
Kyrgyzstan
Laos
Mayotte (FR)

Mauritius
Mongolia
Niue
Russia
Rwanda
Tajikistan
Thailand
Tunisia
Turkey
Turkmenistan
United States
Uzbekistan
Vietnam

Nigeria (IM, KW, LA, NA, OY, PL)
See also

Polygamy
Polygyny
Polyandry
Non-monogamy
Polygamy by country
Marriage practice by country

Notes

1Illegal in all forms; Muslims exempt
2Regions governed by Sharia

*In certain countries and regions, only Muslims may legally contract a polygamous marriage


Polygamous marriages are currently lawful in Egypt for all Muslim men, though the practice itself has been reported to be quite infrequent. Debates of abolishing legal recognition of and outlawing the practice of polygamy have also been very apparent in the political field. If polygamy is outlawed, it would make Egypt the only other country in the Middle East to have legal codes against polygamy and civil polygamous marriages after Tunisia, Turkey, and Israel.

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