22 children in 31 years

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This has to be a record of sorts and may go some way to explain why Indonesia’s the fourth most populous nation in the world.

A 46-year old woman and her 58-year old husband in the central Java town of Pekalongan are expecting their 22nd child after 31 years of marriage. That works out to be roughly 1.3 children each year.

clipped from www.detiknews.com
Jumat, 30/04/2010 17:12 WIB
Wanita di Pekalongan Nantikan Kelahiran Anak Ke-22

Dani Wisnu – detikNews



Pekalongan
Kesabaran orang tua dalam mengurus anak sangat diperlukan. Namun bagaimana jika anak yang harus diurus jumlahnya mencapai puluhan? Tentunya membutuhkan kesabaran ekstra.

Kondisi itulah yang dialami oleh pasangan suami istri Mas’ud (58) dan Halimah (46), warga Kelurahan Jenggot, Kota Pekalongan, Jawa Tengah.  Halimah yang menikah sejak 31 tahun lalu kini sedang mengandung anak ke-22.

Setiap hari, suasana rumah Mas’ud selalu ramai oleh riuh tawa anak-anak mereka usai pulang sekolah. Meski kerap rebutan makanan atau mainan, namun kehidupan keluarga sederhana ini terlihat cukup harmonis.

Halimah menuturkan, ia pernah melahirkan 11 anak pria dan 10 perempuan. Namun tidak semua anak-anaknya masih hidup. Tiga orang anaknya telah meninggal dunia. Sehingga yang masih hidup ada 18 anak. Jika anak di kandungan Halimah yang berusia 3 bulan lahir, keturunan mereka berjumlah 19 anak.
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6 Comments Add yours

  1. Someone’s been on the Tongkat Ali, I see.

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  2. Jacobian says:

    javanese like to have as many child as possible.well this is to be expected.and that’s make java such a dense population right now.

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  3. housewife9988 says:

    they havent nthg to entertain and that’s their option!!!
    Quanity doesnt mean quality!
    That is why their country is not flourishing LOL!!!

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  4. Hugo says:

    Very large families were not uncommon in Quebec, Canada early in the century. My grand-mother had 21 brother and sisters and all 22 children were from the same mother.

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  5. Multibrand says:

    WOW!!! Very productive indeed.
    The couples strictly adopted the motto: Many children many luck

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  6. tikno says:

    Amazing but also pity to the future of their children’s education.

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