|Republic of Awating
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Awating (Awatese: Ąwąting [ɐwɐtĩ]), officially the Republic of Awating, is a country located in northern Akulanen. It is bordered by Shohai to the southwest and Amerhan to the southeast, and shares maritime borders with Mänea and Magali.
The name Awating comes from a combination of two Mañi words, hàwa "water" and łįŋ "bright", thus "bright water."
c. 400 BCE - c. 1400 CE: Pre-classical history
c. 1400 - 1888: Classical history
1888 - 1945: Vosan Three Straits Colony
Around December 1888, Vosan made contact with coastal Awatese and Manean people. The exact area at which the Vos landed is disputed, but the most common consensus is that they landed in present-day northern Ilu Province in southern Awating, where they encountered predominantly Ngigu-speaking villages that were culturally distinct from other peoples of the Awatese mainland. Despite the cultural diversity of northern Akulanen, the regions of Awating and Manea were grouped into a single political entity known as the Three Straits Colony (Awatese: Łiyąrąhi)
1945 - 1949: Occupation by the Qonklese Empire
1949 - 1981: Terminian satellite state of Awatomanea
1981 - present: Republic of Awating
Leading up to the full independence of Awating, the country had been a satellite state of a slowly liberalizing Helsonian Union under Vexut, politically united with Manea. The late 70s and early 80s in Awating was characterized by a reawakening of national identity in light of mass protest and political turmoil. In 1981, Awating and Manea both became sovereign states and held referenda regarding separation into two political entities. This was met with widespread acclaim within Awating due to the fact that, even during the colonial era, Awatese and Maneans considered themselves culturally distinct and sought to preserve traditional lifestyles. It was in this context that many of the tenets of Contemporary Conception were first implemented on a national scale, under structural influence from Modern Thought and Terminian federalism.
Awating is a unitary one-party state. [TBD]
Science and technology
The pace of urbanization in Awating varies widely. Most of this is focused in the northern region of the country, which is urbanizing at a rapid pace. This stands in stark contrast with the south, which is relatively undeveloped. The Awating Development Council is a governmental agency that oversees urban development and the reach of basic resources to rural areas, with the ultimate goal of establishing sustainable development goals within Awating.
The official and national language of Awating is Awatese, a Ngerupic language of the Mañi branch. There have been occasionally violent conflicts in the past regarding regional language rights, as Awating is home to speakers of several different minority languages. About 94% of the population of Awating speak Awatese "very well," 80% of whom are native speakers.
In the central and southern portions of Awating there exists a wide variety of languages from various branches of the Ngerupic family. In the far southern coastal wetlands and surrounding inland, Ngigu is an Uemaua language spoken by approximately <1 million. Bilemã, part of the Termic branch, is another minority language spoken by the Ygwyn, an ethnoreligious group in central-southern Awating. There are also small groups of speakers of foreign languages across the country, including Manean, Yashuhay, and Kwang.
Sports and recreation
Kwąt is a popular traditional Awatese game of chance.