How Many Husbands Do the Women of The Toda People In India Have?

The Todas are a tribe of people who live in southern India.

Many of the Todas’ customs are not shared by any of the other people who live around them. The Todas practice sorcery, live in beehive-shaped huts, and observe a marriage custom that allows a woman to have more than one husband.

Its possible for a Toda woman to have more husbands than garments in her wardrobe! Toda women own what has to be the smallest wardrobe of any women on earth.

Each Toda woman is allowed to own only two garments in her whole life, one when she is a child, and one when she first marries!

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