Twin Town Kodinhi in India

Do you know about Kodinhi, a village in India that is consistently producing twins from the last three generation? It is baffling that India is the country with lowest birth rates for Twins, but still, a village in Kerala is unique as it boasts of having more than 300 twins.

Kodinhi, a remote village of Malappuram, the state of Kerala, has become an unsolved riddle for the entire world. In 2009, more than 60 twin pairs were reported in the preceding five years. Every year the number of twins was reported to be increasing.

Dr. Krishnan Sribiju who was studying this phenomenon in this village said, “In my medical opinion there are around 300 to 350 twins within the village boundaries of Kodinhi.”

“What is fascinating about the increasing numbers of twins with each passing year, so much so that I feel in the past ten years the number of twins in Kodinhi has doubled,” dailymail reported.

The more interesting thing is that no one has been ever able to unravel the actual cause behind this teen phenomenon. Even science has failed to provide a satisfactory answer. Doctors suggested that such huge number of twins in the village was because of genetic make-up, but this claim later failed as a couple that came to the village from outside also gave birth to twins.

Interestingly, the women from the village who were married far off places also produced twin babies. The claim that excessive twin births can be attributed to the nature of water in the village was also rejected as nothing such was observed in the neighboring communities who consumed the same water.

Kodinhi that has now become a twin town also has an association named as Twins and kins Association (TAKA). The organization brings into limelight problems that such kids face regarding education, health and even in social dealings.

Kodinhi which is a Muslim dominated village is unique in entire Asia with regards to the fact that its next generation that would hardly have any kid without his twin partner.


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