Polygamy is legalized in Cameroon
King Abumbi II ascended the throne after his father’s death in 1968.
There is also a tradition of marrying more than one wife in rural areas.
King of Africa of Cameroon, wives of Abumbi II: Even though there is a lot of noise about population control in the world, there are still many countries where population control is a distant thing. Dozens of women and hundreds of children are reported. In front of them, the exercise which is done as regards control of the population does not have importance.
Even today, there are many countries in the world where polygamy is still legally recognized. Not only that, there are many countries where these laws are still prevalent and for this reason they also strive to carry the traditions forward. Let’s talk about Cameroon, a country in Africa.
Speaking of King Abumbi II (African King, Abumbi II) of Cameroon, today he is known as the King with 100 wives and 500 children. In fact, King Abumbi II took the throne in 1968 after the death of his father. After the death of his father, after making his queens his wife, he has 100 wives. Abumbi II became king of Bafut in Cameroon after the death of his father. Abumbi II inherited 72 queens and their children from his late father. While he himself had 28 marriages.
Let’s say that in the African country of Cameroon, it is customary to marry more than one wife. Any person can marry an unlimited number of times, for which no limit has been set.
According to the media, it is customary in the Bafut of Cameroon that when a king dies, the king who takes the throne inherits all the queens of the dying king. After this trend, now Abumbi has around 100 wives and over 500 children. For this reason, it remains under discussion in the world.
According to the CNN report, Cameroonians in South Africa still have legal recognition of polygamy and there is a tradition of marrying more than one wife, especially in rural areas. King Abumbi (King of African Cameroons, Abumbi II) is also known as the king with 100 wives and 500 children to maintain this tradition.
Note that Abumbi II became the 11th Fon or King of the Bafut in Cameroon after the death of his father in 1968. Abumbi II is now the husband of 100 wives and the father of 500 children, because there is no limited to marriages in Cameroon. Although all of these wives were inherited by him after the death of his father, who also has over 500 children. Abumbi’s third wife, Queen Constance, says, “Behind every successful man, there is a woman.
He says, “Our tradition is that when you are the king, the older wives stay to pass the tradition on to the younger wives. Moreover, it is his responsibility to teach the tradition to the king because the king was a prince at that time. All of King Abumbi II’s queens are fluent in many languages and are also highly educated.
This palace is made of bamboo and walnut, but there is nothing left to build here. Although it was rebuilt with solid bricks. In front of the palace complex are several stones marking the graves of those killed in the service of the Faun.
Looking back on their historical reign, the great royal family lives in the Bafut Palace in the middle of a sacred forest in the center of the city of Bafut in the northwest of Cameroon. One of only two regions in Cameroon still governed by a traditional chief. More than 400 years ago, the Bafut, originally from the regions north of Lake Chad, began to rule the region.
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FIRST POST: January 16, 2023, 11:30 p.m. HST