Based on his understanding of clans and his discussions with those families, Xiong estimates between 270 and 450 men are practicing polygamy in Minnesota, each with an average of two wives and 14 children. That could mean 4,500 to more than 7,000 men, women and children in polygamous families. Chong spoke through an interpreter in his small stucco home. "People don't understand the benefits," he said. "If you went to a Hmong funeral, you would see big families, and what you would see is a lot of support. I want to have a big family." [Not so many funerals if not so many people.]