|The Duryk Republic
|Ethnic groups||Mainland Duryk, Yozhunu, Attusic, Nusic, Ontushic|
|Government||Unitary semi-presidential constitutional republic|
|-||Prime Minister||Ombadrav Kkzhzhobkazbe|
57,620 sq mi
|GDP (nominal)||2018 estimate|
|Drives on the||right|
Durykia (Duryk: dуryksjүlbu Duryksjülbu ([ˈdu.rɪk.ˌʃy.bu]), officially the Duryk Republic, is an archipelago country located in Northwest Miraria, west of Ngeyvger, east of Akamyokulta, and north of Qgam.
- 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 the Minninni river located in Koize, south of Ngeyvger, at around 2500BCE. The early Durykians split into three distinct ethnic groups at around 1800BCE; they are the Yotush, which are the Mainland and Yozhunu peoples; the Gasmutush, which are now the Attusic, Nusic, and Ontushic peoples; and the proto-Akamyokultan-Duryk people.
The Mainland Duryk Expansion
Both the Yotush and the Gasmutush were peaceful peoples which aided each other due to Durykia's harsh climate. It is believed that the Yotush had dominance over the Gasmutush because they resided in areas with more resources. As early Duryk and Yozhunu peoples became separate ethnic groups, the early Duryks were the Yozhunu and the Gasmutush peoples' main source of resources. Along with resources, Duryks spread their language, religion, and philosophy.
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 early Durykians (before the emergence of the Yotush and Gasmutush peoples) continued west and stopped migrating at <insert Akamyokultan island here>. It may be possible that early Durykians, or perhaps early KOIZE-Durykians, expanded to Eastern Alpa, Northern Ngeyvger, or Northern Qgam as well; however, further archaeological evidence has yet to be discovered.
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
There are five primary ethnolinguistic groups in Durykia—the Mainland Duryk, the Yozhunu (or Southern Duryk), the Attusic, the Nusic, and the Ontushic peoples.
According to a 2018 consensus, 54.22% are Mainland Duryks, 24.1% are Yozhunu, 11.32% are Attusic, 7.36% are Nusic, 2.4% are Ontushic, and 0.6% are other foreign ethnic groups.
The ethnic groups of Duryk are believed to be descended from proto-Duryk people who came to the Duryk archipelago from Koize at around 2500BCE.
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.
A teulis is a significant symbol in Duryk architecture. Teulises (Duryk: tülyjsu Tülyjsu ([ˈty.ɫi.su])) are conical tents that span at approximately 5 meters in diameter and 5 meters in height and can fit up to 6 people. Teulises are covered in animal hide, typically that of an elk, and may also be encrusted with complex designs of strips of dyed hide. Teulises also influenced the design of several roofs in Duryk architectural design.
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 Lisqupybung (Duryk: lиsqupybuń Lisqupybuń ([ˈɫis.qu.pɪ.buŋ]), from Lihsesqu Pürbeń, literally, "tea of snow"), or Duryk iced tea, which is a cold tea that used to be infused with powder snow and a variety of berries. Though powdered snow or ice is not needed, many today still practice adding it as an aesthetic attribute to their culture. Today, lisqupybung just refers to iced tea sweetened with berries and sometimes other fruits.