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Revision as of 16:25, 28 June 2020

Presidential Republic of the Yokulta Islands
Nórtjúldŋoalám Agámjokuldaid
Flag of Akamyokulta
Motto: "May your bow bring you welfare. / Sónto vinin ahvoaine valjugat."
Anthem: Islands, islands, of our people / Agámd, agámd, jokulduid
Official languages Niryokulta
Recognised regional languages Ngeyv, Duryk
Ethnic groups Yokulta – 94 %
Duryk – 5%
Ngeyv – 1 %
insignificant number of others
Demonym Yokulta
 -  President Šielvi Ŋoarvis
 -  2015 census 52 494
HDI 0.712
Currency Yokulta Varkul (YVA)
Date format mm-dd-yyyy
Drives on the whatever side
Internet TLD .aj

Akamyokulta (Niryokulta: Agámjokulda [ˈakæ:mjoˌkʰʊɫta]), officially the Presidential Republic of the Yokulta Islands, is a country located in the northern area of the Sea of Alpa. The vast majority of population (over 70 %) lives on the Hatgagám island. The nearest countries are Ngeyvger, Durykia and Qgam. The Yokulta nation is withdrawn and often considered as xenophobic due to people's general disgust towards another races and most of the nations, what means that the number of migrant inhabitants is really small. It is also confirmed that more than 70% of total population is able to use a bow, so it is certain that archery is Akamyokulta's national sport.

The country consists of 18 larger islands and dozens of smaller, often uninhabited ones. According to 2015 census, there was 52 494 total inhabitants, with ~89% of them living in Sákčuitagámdŋuolašat (Southern Islands area); and ~28% of total population living in the capital Koarátkeiŋ's district.

It is supposed that Yokultans settled islands about 1,000 years back and were part of Durykia for a few decades until the islands gained independence in the 60s of 20th century.

Akamyokulta is politically a presidential republic with three administrative regions. The economy is based mainly on fishing, whaling and bow production. Languages spoken there include Niryokulta, the official language with a huge dialect spread due to long distances between single islands, and regional languages Ngeyv and Duryk, spoken mainly on the eastern islands by native minorities. These two languages are also the most often taught at Yokulta schools and is estimated that about 20-40% of Yokulta population is able to speak a second language on some level.


Akamyokulta (in Niryokulta Agámjokulda) literally translates as 'the land of my people' (agám-jokul-d-a; land-human-PL-POSS.1S.NOM).



All Yokulta islands are located in the north of Sea of Alpa, between West Miraria and Alpa, west from Durykia, Ngeyvger and nortwest of Qgam. Akamyokulta is divided into three regions – Sákčutagámdŋuolašat, Šoalutagámdŋuolašat and Painutagámdŋuolašat, all of them consisting of 16 islands with population higher than 50 inhabitants and dozens of smaller islands with less than 50 inhabitans or uninhabited ones.

Sákčutagámdŋuolašat (lit. 'southern islands region'; abbr. SAŊ) is a region where capital Koarátkeiŋ is located and where lives the largest part of population, 46 970 inhabitants (2015 census), 45 716 of them living on the three biggest islands. The Arctic Circle runs through the middle of this region.

Painutagámdŋuolašat (lit. 'eastern islands region'; abbr. PAŊ) is a region with 3352 inhabitants; county seat is Durigkeiŋ located on the Dianagám island. There lives the highest number of Duryk and Ngeyvic people due to short distance to both countries of Durykia and Ngeyvger.

Šoalutagámdŋuolašat (lit. 'northern islands region'; abbr. ŠAŊ) is region with the smallest number of inhabitants, 2172; county seat is Ŋümtióŋ located on the Ŋümtagám island.






Administrative divisions

There are three regions as described in geography section that are divided into 8 municipaties.

Name County seat Official language(s) Population
Hatgalaš Koarátkeiŋ Niryokulta 35,103
Vainutlaš Nokeiŋ Niryokulta 10,613
Duriglaš Durigkeiŋ Niryokulta, Duryk 3,453
Seilaš Seila Niryokulta 1,754
Ŋümtelaš Ŋümtióŋ Ngumyokulta, Niryokulta 830
Ŋeivlaš Šoasal Niryokulta, Ngeyv 320
Šoalaš Ǩeusal Ngumyokulta, Niryokulta 242
Đapagámdlaš (minor islands) none official; under administration of Koarátkeiŋ Niryokulta 169

Foreign relations


The country has only the navy – there is 203 active soldiers (2015 census).



Yokulta people use mainly boats to travel between single islands. Very small percentage of people owns a car to travel on the islands between towns and villages, so the most common way of transporation is walking (especially in urban areas) and animal-based transport. There is also no official driving side. Since there is not a lot of roads and even less cars and other vehicles, Yokultans can drive on whatever side because the risk of any accidents is minimal.


Science and technology


Due to hate and "disgust" of Yokulta people towards other races and their overall dislike of foreigners (over 70 % of Yokultans claimed they wouldn't want their neighbours to be foreigners/people of different race or species), tourism is not much advanced. Average number of tourists per year is about 400 persons.


Ethnic groups

The majority of population are ethnic Yokultans, the rest are Durykians, that live especially in Painutagámdŋuolašat region, and insignificant number of Ngeyvic people.


Akamyokulta has fairly high rate of urbanisation, with about 74 % of population living in urban areas. The rest is living in smaller villages or in inland solitude, mostly on farms. About 2 % live in isolation on smaller islands with no connection to villages or towns (in the year 1975, it was 8 %). In the last two decades, urban population has increased, leaving some islands, especially smaller ones in the north, totally uninhabited.


Official language is Niryokulta. Two minority languages are Ngeyv and Duryk spoken mainly in region Painutagámdŋuolašat (altogether it's estimated there is 2,000 to 4,000 speakers). These two languages are the most often taught at Yokulta schools and it's estimated that about 20-40% of Yokulta population is able to speak a second language on some level (~32% Yokultans can speak Duryk on some level including native speakers and ~8% can speak Ngeyv on whatever level, including L1 speakers). The only regional language is Ngumyokulta, a dialect of Niryokulta spoken in Šoalutagámdŋuolašat where it is considered an official language; it has about 1,500 speakers.

Niryokulta has a big dialectal spread due to long distances between single islands and regions, with about 55,000 native speakers and insignificant number of L2 speakers. There live around 48,000 native speakers in Akamyokulta, though the remaining 7,000 lives in Durykia, Ngeyvger and some other, mainly surrounding, countries.


Most of Yokultans have only the basic education because they are supposed to work in fishing industry or take care of animals. Smaller number though also have high school education; these people later make bows, boats or any other products or works in social or other services. Only very small percentage finnished college, mainly because of the fact there is only one university located in capital Koarátkeiŋ. Minimum of Yokultans study abroad, mainly in Durykia, Ngeyvger or Qgam.



Main page: Ahpejokulčaldid

Only 2 % of Yokultans claimed their religion is the Yokulta indigenous one (Nierva Ŋeivis is known for their practise of Ahpejokulčaldid) and other 5 % claimed religion has some impact on their life. The rest is atheist, agnostic or irreligious, or possibly follows other religion widespread on Sahar.



The flag has four colours – white, yellow, blue and dark blue, representing typical phenomenons of the islands. White symbolises snow. Yellow are sun rays, referring to arctic nights with little or none daylight. Blue is the sea surrounding the islands and dark blue circle is a moon that has a special place in the indigenous religion.
Akamyokulta's flag


A number of Yokultan names are unisex, though most is gendered. Surnames usually end with -vis, an adjective marker, and they usually are just normal adjectives found in the language. The surname always follows first name. Since not a lot of people are married so the parents have both different surnames, the surname is usually inherited patrilineally; in some cases, a child is given surnames of both parents. Later, the child can choose whether they want to bear both names or just one of them, so they can give up one. It is though considered disrespectful towards whole family. If a child of person or persons that bear two surnames has to be named, usually it is hard what surname to choose, too.

There also exist middle names. All of them are unisex and they are derived from Niryokulta words for things, objects and natural phenomenons important in Yokultan indigenous religion. Middle names were popular in a past, though nowadays they are less common and used rather by religious people.

The last kind of name that can be given is a tribe name. It is used only for people practising the Yokultan religion and it is patrilineally inherited. They are rare and some people even give up the name. The overall order of names is: first–middle–surname–tribe.




Literature in Akamyokulta was not favoured until second half of 20th century where it gained popularity with a series of crime novels published in the 50s by Pierm Sahče Šienvis. A number of authors followed him, together with Nierva Ŋeivis, today's most popular crime novel author.

There is also a small number of books from educational literature.






Yokulta cuisine consists mainly of fish and other seafood because they are easily approachable and cheap; families making a living from fishing consume fish on a daily basis.


Sport is an important part of life of Yokultans, as most of them are used to take care of cattle and animals in general or to walking long distances since only a small number of population owns a car. Overall said, they are quite active and they like to sport – more than 50 % claimed they do so every day. The most favorite and also the national sport is archery. It originated from a way of hunting typical of Yokultans, a bowfishing, and it slowly became not only the way how to get food but also recreational activity. It is estimated that more than 90 % of islands' population have shot a bow at least once, over 70 % shoot regularly and about 10 % shoot proffesionally.

A number of Yokultans also likes to fish, using various methods – with rods, spears, harpoons and nets; these are the most common ways.


Bowfishing is a method of fishing practised by Yokultans. It uses specialised archery equipment, notable is the use of arrows attached to a reel mounted to a bow.


See also