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mormons did not practice polyandry[edit]


The sourced magazine states in their conclusion: So, getting back to my title, “Joseph Smith’s Sexual Polyandry and the Emperor’s New Clothes: On Closer Inspection, What Do We Find?”

  1. Assumptions
  2. Can’t prove a negative
  3. No solid evidence
  4. Passionate convictions
  5. No accounting for Joseph Smith’s teachings on polyandry
  6. No accounting for contradictory evidence

Wholesomegood (talk) 01:12, 17 June 2014 (UTC)


Under Polyandry#Known cases a paragraph begins with

It also occurs or has occurred in Nigeria, the Nymba ...

The reference makes no mention of the Nymba, which seems from the sentence structure to be the name of a region. It might be the Nyimba District of Zambia; it might be related to this documentary, "Nymba Ntobhu - Women Marrying Women" (YouTube 27:55) from the Mgongowazi project 2004, in Kiagata village, Musoma, Tanzania (I found it with a Google search but haven't watched it), or something else. Thnidu (talk) 20:24, 26 October 2014 (UTC)

Numbers don't add up[edit]

Consider this paragraph:

Of the 1,231 societies listed in the 1980 Ethnographic Atlas, 186 were found to be monogamous; 453 had occasional polygyny; 588 had more frequent polygyny; and 4 had polyandry.[1] Polyandry is less rare than this figure which listed only those examples found in the Himalayan mountains (28 societies). More recent studies have found more than 50 other societies practicing polyandry.[2]

As it stands, "this figure" can refer only to the number 4 in the previous sentence, which the rest of the sentence equates to 28. Obviously, this doesn't work out. Something must be missing. --Thnidu (talk) 04:20, 15 January 2015 (UTC)

Polyandry is polygamy[edit]

@Good Olfactory: You should not have removed the category Polygamy from this article. The term polygamy includes polyandry, polygyny, and group marriage. Please restore the categorization. --Thnidu (talk) 05:58, 15 January 2015 (UTC)

@Good Olfactory: Never mind. I see that it's in Category: Polyandry, which is a subcategory of Polygamy. Sorry to have bothered you. --Thnidu (talk) 04:14, 16 January 2015 (UTC)