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[[File:Barradiwa_Language_Map.png|thumb|right|A map showing areas where different languages in Barradiwa are spoken natively. Almost all people in the country speak [[Ekuostian language|Ekuostian]] to some degree as a second or third language.]]
 
[[File:Barradiwa_Language_Map.png|thumb|right|A map showing areas where different languages in Barradiwa are spoken natively. Almost all people in the country speak [[Ekuostian language|Ekuostian]] to some degree as a second or third language.]]
  
Barradiwa is a very linguistically diverse country on account of its location bridging the border of three linguistic zones: the [[Azro-Barradiwan languages|Azro-Barradiwan]]-speaking region of Upper Ekuosia, the [[Adzamic languages|Adzamic]]-speaking region of Lower Ekuosia, and the mostly [[Pink language|Pink]]-speaking region of western Puzimm, in addition to the [[Termic languages|Termic]] languages brought over by colonists in the early 1st millennium CE.
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Barradiwa is a very linguistically diverse country on account of its location bridging the border of three linguistic zones: the[[Azro-Barradiwan languages|Azro-Barradiwan]]-speaking region of Upper Ekuosia, the [[Adzamic languages|Adzamic]]-speaking region of Lower Ekuosia, and the mostly [[Pink language|Pink]]-speaking region of western Puzimm.
  
 
====Languages with official status====
 
====Languages with official status====
  
The country has three languages with official status: [[Ekuostian language|Ekuostian]], an [[Azro-Barradiwan languages|Azro-Barradiwan]] [[Letsic languages|Letsic]] language originating from the [[Ekuos River|Ekuos]] river area, near where [[Sonegio]] stands today; [[Dzimraic language|Dzimraic]], an [[Adzamic languages|Adzamic]] language originating from the region around [[Lake Kosten]]; and [[Baridus language|Baridus]], a [[Termic languages|Termic]] language brought to the region by [[Termic peoples|Termic]] colonists during the Letsatian era. All three languages make use of the [[Letso-Halarian alphabet]] as their primary writing system, although Dzimraic is occasionally written with the [[Adzamic alphabet]] by [[Quurožiri]].
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The country has three languages with official status: [[Ekuostian language|Ekuostian]], an [[Azro-Barradiwan languages|Azro-Barradiwan]] [[Letsic languages|Letsic]] language originating from around the [[Ekuos River|Ekuos]] river bend where [[Sonegio]] stands today; [[Dzimraic language|Dzimraic]], an [[Adzamic languages|Adzamic]] language originating from the region around [[Lake Kosten]]; and [[Baridus language|Baridus]], a [[Termic languages|Termic]] language brought to the region by [[Termic peoples|Termic]] traders during the Letsatian era. All three languages make use of the [[Letso-Halarian alphabet]] as their primary writing system, although Dzimraic is occasionally written with the [[Adzamic alphabet]] by [[Quurožiri]].
  
Ekuostian is spoken natively by approximately 74 million people in Barradiwa, but is spoken as a second language by some 40-50 million more as it is the effective lingua franca across Barradiwa. Dzimraic is spoken natively by almost 27 million people, concentrated largely in the [[Dzimur|Grand Duchy of Dzimur]] and the southwestern and northwestern reaches of [[Ebo Nganagam]] and [[Tabiqa]] respectively. Around a third of Dzimrani speakers are located in [[Ekuostia]]. Baridus is spoken natively by approximately 3.5 million people, about a quarter of the total population of the [[Baridia|Grand Duchy of Baridia]] and just over half of the ethnic Barid population. The three languages have exerted significant influence on one another, and bilingual signs in Ekuostian and Dzimraic are common throughout the country, particularly on roads and billboards.  
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Ekuostian is spoken natively by approximately 74 million people in Barradiwa, but is spoken as an L2 by some 40-50 million more as it is the effective lingua franca across Barradiwa and has generally followed Ekuostian expats to other countries. Dzimraic is spoken natively by approximately 27 million people, concentrated largely in the Barradiwan archlordship of [[Dzimur]] and the southwestern and northwestern reaches of [[Ebo Nganagam]] and [[Tabiqa]] respectively, as well as by migrant communities in Ekuostia. Baridus is spoken natively by approximately 3.5 million people, about a quarter of the total population of the archlordship of [[Baridia]]. The three languages have exerted significant influence on one another, and bilingual signs in Ekuostian and Dzimraic are common throughout the country, particularly on roads and billboards. Dzimraic is not as widely understood in [[Ekuostia]] as Ekuostian is in Dzimur, but Dzimraic classes are offered during mandatory education and all students are required to take at least one year of it. Baridus is occasionally taught in schools in Ekuostia and Dzimur, but learning it is entirely optional unless you live in Baridia.
 
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not as widely understood in [[Ekuostia]] as Ekuostian is in Dzimur, but Dzimraic classes are offered during mandatory education and all students are required to take at least one year of it. Baridus is occasionally taught in schools in Ekuostia and Dzimur, but learning it is entirely optional unless you live in Baridia.
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====Recognized minority languages====
 
====Recognized minority languages====
  
Other languages spoken natively in Barradiwa by sizable populations include [[Kudzat language|Kudzat]], [[Okius language|Okius]] and Zimeya, as well as numerous [[Indigenous Languages of Barradiwa|Indigenous languages]]. Okius and Zimeya are sometimes considered dialects of Dzimraic and Ekuostian, respectively. Okius was originally native to southwestern Dzimur but since the [[Okius Insurgency]] in the 20th century a majority of the community have relocated to Ekuostia or Tabiqa.
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Other languages spoken natively in Barradiwa by sizable populations include [[Kudzat language|Kudzat]], [[Okius language|Okius]] and Zimeya. Okius and Zimeya are often considered dialects of Dzimraic and Ekuostian, respectively. Okius was originally native to southwestern Dzimur but since the [[Okius Insurgency]] in the 20th century a majority of the community have relocated to Ekuostia or Tabiqa.
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[[Azri language|Azri]], [[Adzamasi language|Adzamasi]], and various [[Indigenous Languages of Barradiwa|indigenous languages]].
  
 
===Education===
 
===Education===

Latest revision as of 15:57, 20 November 2020

Grand Empire of Barradiwa
baraòdiòua (Ekuostian)
pãaòtãuãwa (Dzimraic)
The flag of Barradiwa
Flag Coat of arms
Motto: "ekuostbaòtembeiòts uçmeyeiòtsiò ruted saòm."
"The waters of Ekuos always flow strong."
Anthem: "asudsiò aòstlemtaòramb"
"The Ballad of Emperor Ástlem"
Barradiwa Location Map
Location of Barradiwa on Sahar.
Barradiwa Internal Map
A map of Barradiwa showing provincial borders and key cities.
Capital
and largest city
Sonegio
Official languages Ekuostian
Dzimraic
Baridus
Recognised regional languages
Ethnic groups
Demonym Barradiwan
Ekuostian
Government Unitary constitutional autocratic empire
 -  Emperor Básmatu Eíkatsá
Independent
 -  Ekuostian Kingdom 6th century BC 
 -  Grand Duchy of Baridia 350 CE 
 -  Grand Ekuostian Empire 1173 CE 
 -  Kingdom of Dzimur 1405 CE 
 -  Grand Barradiwan Empire 1652 CE 
Area
 -  2,266,871.52 km2
875,244 sq mi
Population
 -  2019 census 119,343,576
 -  Density 52.6/km2
136.2/sq mi
GDP (nominal) 2019 estimate
 -  Total $2.576 trillion
 -  Per capita $21,566
Gini (2015)40.4
medium
HDI (2015)0.854
very high
Currency Barradiwan lesá, Ekuo (BRD)
Time zone Barradiwan Time (SCT +3)
Date format mm-dd-yyyy CE
Drives on the right
Calling code +57
Internet TLD .bd

Barradiwa (Ekuostian:: baraòdiòua Barádíua [bɑrɑ:ˈdy:wɑ]; Dzimraic: pãaòtãuãwa Ṗâṫüwa [pʼɑ˞ˈtʼɨwɔː]), officially the Grand Empire of Barradiwa, is a country located in northern Baredina, bordered by Azerin to its west and north, the Parshita Sea to its north, Ebo Nganagam to its east, and Tabiqa to its southeast. The nation has a diverse history due to being a crossroad between three distinct regions of Baredina. It is well-known for its vast ruin sites exhibiting a wide array of architectural styles and influences sprinkled all over the nation.

Etymology

The name comes directly from the name given to the continent, Baredina. The empire chose this name in a show of good faith to the various ethnic groups inhabiting its borders, as each one had a different name for the region and its subregions with unrelated etymologies. Its location between Puzimm and northwest Ekuosia was another reason for the name, indicating its importance in controlling this region.

History

Prehistory and Ancient History

The Ekuos-Khuda Valley has been inhabited since approximately 15,000 years ago, with the earliest pottery fragments dating to around that time. Around 4,000 BCE, the first simplistic civilizations began to form in the valley region. Writing was introduced around 3,500 BCE, as well as the first organized civilizations. These included the first states centered on Stalo as well as Sonegio. Around 1500 BCE, the written records of the Terydsonegiero civilization become consistent and clear, with the reigns of all monarchs of the region having been recorded in mausoleums and on tablets.

As it was written, Ekuostian history began with the crowning of Barasud, the first king of the semilegendary dynasty of Baroít, in 3,500 BCE. The Baroít dynasty is said to have been the first of the Ten Dynasties.

Royal merchants from Sonegio first made contact with Azerin at some point around 1250 BCE, setting up trading posts and colonies along the Ekuos and Khuda rivers as they traveled and traded. Over the next 700 years, the small kingdom grew quite large, by 500 BCE controlling much of the region surrounding the Akho-Khuda confluence. It was around this time that the kingdom embraced Iovism, in a show of good faith to their neighbors.

Some time around 220 BCE, the Ekuostian kingdom frequently found itself at war with the Kudzati Empire, which ruled much of the desert basin east of the Ekuos bend. The king of Ekuos decided to fight the empire, as they would not embrace Iovism and were thus heathens. The resulting wars were short and resulted in a decisive Ekuostian victory, but the cost was disastrous as the Kudzati armies utilized extreme guerilla tactics that the more organized Ekuostian military was not prepared for.

The Ekuostian kingdom expanded north-northwest, colonizing lands along the way up to the coast of Parshita, a region which at the time was inhabited by disorganized bands of native peoples. After reaching the coast, the Ekuostians moved east to colonize even more land.

Postclassical Period

Sometime around 400 CE, the Ekuostian Kingdom came into contact with the Adzamasi Empire. Relations were jovial at first, but very quickly soured and much of Ekuos's colonies were conquered and razed by the Adzamasi, with only the capital regions holding the empire back. Around 850 CE, as the Adzamasi Empire began collapsing, the Ekuostian Kingdom entered a period of rehabilitation.

In 1011, King Gerut of Yobátmás (a religious family from Tolbayad) called for a movement to eradicate heathenous faiths and instate only the Iovist faith. The resulting Iovist Crusades were not very successful as even today there are several practicers of Adzamism in Barradiwa. Nevertheless, the incentive of spreading Iovism and crushing other belief systems proved to be compelling enough for the Ekuostian Kingdom to eventually build a full-fledged empire on it, even if it took them 160 years to get to that point due to political gridlock.

The Grand Ekuostian Empire

Beginning in 1173 with the occupation of what is now Central Ekuosia and Eastern Lons, the Grand Ekuostian Empire was one of the largest empires in history, with its reaches stretching from the Eng Nax Islands and part of the Q'eb Empire to the coast of the Armizziya Sea. The kingdom was proclaimed an empire in 1173, with the yomtasud Ástlem Yobátmás ruling from the same year (though he became king in 1153) until his death in 1242, after which the empire began to decline gradually.

Geography

Barradiwan geography represents a continuum of biomes and climates between the two extremes of the equatorial rainforests in the north and the Baredina Desert in the south.

Geology

Climate

Biodiversity

Politics

Government

Administrative divisions

Foreign relations

Military

Economy

Transport

Energy

Science and technology

Tourism

Demographics

Population centers

Ethnic groups

Ethnic groups in Barradiwa
Ethnic groups Percent
Ekuostians
  
46%
Dzimrani
  
27%
Barids
  
6%
Indigenous (various groups)
  
4%
Kudzati
  
4%
Okius
  
2%
Amaloans
  
2%
Azri
  
1%
Adzamasi
  
1%
Others
  
7%

Language

A map showing areas where different languages in Barradiwa are spoken natively. Almost all people in the country speak Ekuostian to some degree as a second or third language.

Barradiwa is a very linguistically diverse country on account of its location bridging the border of three linguistic zones: theAzro-Barradiwan-speaking region of Upper Ekuosia, the Adzamic-speaking region of Lower Ekuosia, and the mostly Pink-speaking region of western Puzimm.

Languages with official status

The country has three languages with official status: Ekuostian, an Azro-Barradiwan Letsic language originating from around the Ekuos river bend where Sonegio stands today; Dzimraic, an Adzamic language originating from the region around Lake Kosten; and Baridus, a Termic language brought to the region by Termic traders during the Letsatian era. All three languages make use of the Letso-Halarian alphabet as their primary writing system, although Dzimraic is occasionally written with the Adzamic alphabet by Quurožiri.

Ekuostian is spoken natively by approximately 74 million people in Barradiwa, but is spoken as an L2 by some 40-50 million more as it is the effective lingua franca across Barradiwa and has generally followed Ekuostian expats to other countries. Dzimraic is spoken natively by approximately 27 million people, concentrated largely in the Barradiwan archlordship of Dzimur and the southwestern and northwestern reaches of Ebo Nganagam and Tabiqa respectively, as well as by migrant communities in Ekuostia. Baridus is spoken natively by approximately 3.5 million people, about a quarter of the total population of the archlordship of Baridia. The three languages have exerted significant influence on one another, and bilingual signs in Ekuostian and Dzimraic are common throughout the country, particularly on roads and billboards. Dzimraic is not as widely understood in Ekuostia as Ekuostian is in Dzimur, but Dzimraic classes are offered during mandatory education and all students are required to take at least one year of it. Baridus is occasionally taught in schools in Ekuostia and Dzimur, but learning it is entirely optional unless you live in Baridia.

Recognized minority languages

Other languages spoken natively in Barradiwa by sizable populations include Kudzat, Okius and Zimeya. Okius and Zimeya are often considered dialects of Dzimraic and Ekuostian, respectively. Okius was originally native to southwestern Dzimur but since the Okius Insurgency in the 20th century a majority of the community have relocated to Ekuostia or Tabiqa.

Azri, Adzamasi, and various indigenous languages.

Education

Healthcare

Religion

Culture

Heritage

Architecture

Literature

Art

Music

Theatre

Film

Cuisine

Sport

Symbols

See also