|Ethnic groups||Mainland Duryk, Southern Duryk, Attusic, Nusic, Ontushic|
88,661 sq mi
|GDP (nominal)||2018 estimate|
|Drives on the||right|
- 1 Etymology
- 2 History
- 3 Geography
- 4 Politics
- 5 Economy
- 6 Demographics
- 7 Culture
- 8 See also
The word Duryk refers to the ethnic group of the same name inhabiting the Duryk Archipelago. Where the name was derived from is still uncertain.
Archaeological evidence (and considering the heavy significance of seafaring among Durykian cultures) suggest that the Durykians, currently encompassing the Duryk archipelago and <insert island here> of Akamyokulta, have migrated from <KOIZE AREA>, located in Koize and south of Ngeyvger, at around 2500BCE. The early Durykians split into two distinct ethnic groups at around 1800BCE, that are the Yozhe, which are currently the Mainland and Southern Duryk groups including the Akamyokultan Duryk people, and the Thungentheb, which are now the Attusic, Nusic, and Ontushic peoples.
The Mainland Duryk Expansion
Yozhe and Thungentheb tribes have often attended minuscule territorial, religious, and ideological quarrels. The first recorded significantly large war within the Duryk archipelago was between the Mainland Duryks and unified Thungentheb peoples (which, over several years until the present day, bares evidence that this war was instead a massacre upon the Thungentheb tribes). The Mainland Duryks successfully won this dispute and many others after this event, and have eventually expanded to the islands encompassing the Duryk archipelago today.
Expansion to Akamyokulta
As of today, there is still an insufficient amount of evidence which suggests whether the early Duryks expanded to <insert Akamyokultan island here>, Akamyokulta, before, during, or after the Duryk expansion throughout the Duryk archipelago. The most widely accepted theory is that bands of Duryks fled after <Qgamic/Qonklese???> conquest upon Durykia.
The country is mildly warm during the summer, with temperatures peaking at about 11 to 15 °C (about 52 to 59 °F), and extremely cold during the winter, with temperatures reaching as low as −50 °C (about −58 °F). The east coast of Durykia is typically colder than the west due to winds picking up from West Miraria. Higher elevations are often warmer when temperature inversion occurs.
On low elevations, winters in Durykia are usually accompanied with heavy snow storms and strong blizzards.
Science and technology
Education is one of the areas of notable accomplishment in Durykia, and has been of primary focus even since the arrival of Duryks from Western Miraria.
Duryk cuisine widely consists of seafood, reflecting the significance of the sea in their culture, and a variety of nuts and berries. Their dishes, having been influenced by Qgam and other Soltennan countries, also consists of various kinds of noodles, dumplings, and rolls.
A famous staple beverage of Duryk culture is Lihsesqu Puerbeng, or Duryk iced tea (Duryk: Lihsesqu Pürbeń ([ˈɫi.sɛs.qu.ˌpyr.bɛŋ], literally, "tea of snow") which is a cold tea that used to be infused with powder snow (nowadays, the general population uses shaved or powdered ice).