adelphogamy

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adelphogamy

the form of marriage in which brothers have a common wife or wives. — adelphogamic, adj.
See also: Marriage
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First of all, and most importantly, the only common form of polyandry in Tibet is fraternal polyandry, wherein multiple brothers share a single wife.
A second key point is that fraternal polyandry is practiced almost exclusively within farming communities in Tibet.
Fraternal polyandry occurs when multiple brothers share a common wife.
In fraternal polyandry, all the brothers in one generation share a common wife.
I was travelling with a camera crew to visit the Nyinba tribe, which practises fraternal polyandry (where the woman not only marries her husband, but all his brothers as well).