In some countries and cultures in the Middle East and South Asia, it’s not uncommon for people to be married as young as 16 or 17 years old. In these cultures, marriage at a young age is often seen as a way to preserve tradition, protect family honor, and ensure financial stability.
There are cultures around the world where people may believe in marriage at a young age, regardless of the legal age of majority in a country. In some cultures, arranged marriages are common, and it is not uncommon for young people to be married at a young age.
In some African cultures, it’s not uncommon for people to be married as young as 13-15 years old, and that is often driven by cultural, social and economic factors.
It’s important to note that in many of these cultures, the concept of age and maturity may be understood differently, and people may have different criteria for what is considered “young” and “ready” for marriage.
Note that in many countries, laws and regulations regarding the minimum age of marriage have been changed to reflect the global trend towards a later age of marriage, and there have been various efforts to address child marriage and to ensure that people are able to make informed choices about marriage.
In conclusion, be aware of cultural differences and to respect them, but also to be aware of laws and regulations in a specific country in regard to marriage and to be aware of the potential risks and challenges that can come with marriage at a young age.