|The Grand Duchy of Araman
Orumol Kidziťimi (Aramani)
184,400 sq mi
The native name of Araman, Orumol, comes from the Aramani name for their people, which in turn comes from the Kalkali root ‘ɒlɒm,’ meaning ‘to worship’, thus meaning something along the lines of ‘The Nation of Those Who Worship.’ The name Araman comes from the Koman word for the area, which is a cognate of Orumol.
The Aramanis are a Kalkalic people who initially formed part of the Tamir Khanate. Originally a set of tribes, the Aramanis did not diverge from the larger Kalkali group until the dissolution of the Khanate and their eventual migrations southwards. Eventually, the Aramanis became incorporated into the Great Horde. During this period, the dialect group had developed several of its distinguishing features in comparison to other Kalkalic languages and continued to be widely used; however, the Middle Koman and Nashaghan languages were used officially.
With the end of the Great Horde, the Aramani peoples entered into a period of warring states. In the southeast, several states formed and alliance in order to unify the Aramani peoples, and together they established the fortress and city of Zilimeri. As a result, nation of Araman was unified under (Name) in the year (Date). During this period, the Aramani language became standardized based on the southeastern dialect of Zilimeri, the new capital. Many of Araman's minority groups were angered by the unification, which the believed was an unprecedented theft of their land. As such, on (Date), (Who?) was assinated by (Whom?), an angered Yeri. Due to this crisis, the Armani people entered into a period of strong nationalism and began strong ethnic cleansing practices.
Over the years, ethnic cleansing and nationalism continued to grow, allowing for rulers to become increasingly despotic. Following the White War, the Aramani Grand Duke, (Name) became unpopular and was forced to flee Araman. Meanwhile, The Aramani people made plans for a democratic government, but what was eventually established was a Sannist regime.
The Sannist government soon became corrupt and ineffective, so it was overthrown in a coup d'état planned by by lingering monarchists on (Date). They new monarch they chose to establish was their leader, himself a relative of the old royal family. At first the new monarchy was not well met both domestically or internationally due to despotic policies, but subsequent generations became milder. On January 10, 1987, the Aramani government elected to join the Central Federation along with Komania and later Torosha. Additionally, Araman – along with the other nations of the Central Federation – became a founding member of the East Vaniuan Association in 2005.
The government of Araman is a conservative theocracy based on the tenets of Shawadi Zarasaism which places heavy restrictions on its citizens. Araman has a history of ethnic cleansing and religious persecution. Those that do not comply with the strict Shawadiist laws may face severe consequences, though the enforcement of such laws may be irregular and/or limited. The government is monarchial, presided over by a Grand Duke (Kidzićim). The current Grand Duke is (Name).
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Religion plays an important role in the daily lives of the Aramani. Participation in religion, specifically, Aramani Shawadi Zarasaism is mandated by the state. Aramani Shawadiism and Koman Shawadiism are similar in that they share the same origins and many principles. However, there are subtle differences between the two.