Ebo Nganagam people
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Ethnic Ebo Nganagam people are an ethnic Ebo Nganagam-speaking group native to Ebo Nganagam. With around 200 million people (as of 2015), they form the largest ethnic group of Ebo Nganagam.
It is thought that ethnic Ebo Nganagam people invented horticulture independently, but before 600 AD, they were totally unknown by outsiders. The first record of Ebo Nganagam tribes was made by Gail Ooriam, a Fals explorer and seafarer, in 610 AD, and his experience with the ethnic Ebo Nganagam peoples later became the source of the legend of the "Dragon People".
However, ethnic Ebo Nganagam people only had more contacts with outsiders only after 700 AD, when the Holy Algadorian Empire started to expand, and this was the first time when the ethnic Ebo Nganagam people started to be known by more people, however, through the time of the rule of Holy Algadorian Empire, most Ebo Nganagam were still remained uncontacted.
Before the 19th century, ethnic Ebo Nganagam people were divided into "Ripe" people and "Raw" people, the "Ripe" people were those who had significant contacts with other groups of people, and the "Raw" people were those who had little, if any contacts with other groups of people.
All ethnic Ebo Nganagam people that had migrated west, and some ethnic Ebo Nganagam people that had contacts with the Holy Algadorian Empire, were considered to be "Ripe" people, and those who still lived around the Kawa mountains were considered to be "Raw" people.
Generally, the "Ripe" people were more culturally sophisticated, and the "Raw" people were much less sophisticated. While the "Ripe" people had adapted iron working early on and even formed an empire called the Ebo Aga Empire in the late 15th century; on the other hand, the "Raw" people still lived in stone age as late as the 19th century, and virtually everyone was afraid of the "Raw" people, even the "Ripe" people were afraid of them, claiming that the "Raw" people were cannibals and could kill outsiders through black magic, and there were full of fierce ghosts around the Kawa mountains. Currently, no evidence shows that the "Raw" people were truly cannibals(and all known evidence found is against the cannibal rumor, which clearly shows that the "Raw" people were not cannibals), and no one could prove if there's a ghost in the world, however, as most people who entered the Kawa mountain area eventually disappeared or died mystically or got strange diseases and died, people started to spread rumors about the "Raw" people and the Kawa mountains; nevertheless, the "Raw" people and the "Ripe" people had contacts and had trades with each other, and some loanwords also managed to enter the Ebo Nganagam dialects of the "Raw" people, like the numerals 6-10, 100, 1000(all of which were borrowed from Hux Kham), and some other words.
As people from other civilizations started to enter the area of Kawa mountains extensively in the 19th century(As said before, legends had it that the Kawa mountains is a horrible mountain range full of cannibals and strange diseases.), and as a result of the massacre of people of the Ebo Lokngak and its allies, the distinction between the "Ripe" people and the "Raw" people started to be blurred in 1840s, and the distinction disappeared completely in 1890s.
It is thought that ethnic Ebo Nganagam people originate from the Kawa mountains, and they only started to spread west after the expansion of the Holy Algadorian Empire. Despite that the Ebo Aga Empire brought a lot of ethnic Ebo Nganagam people to the west, the migration of Ebo Nganagam tribes to west had actually started long before the establishment of the Ebo Aga Empire, and Ebo Nganagam had actually become a major ethnic group of most parts of the modern Ebo Nganagam land before the before the establishment of the Ebo Aga Empire.
In terms of blood type, it is known that about the blood type of 55-60% ethnic Ebo Nganagam people are O, and the blood type of 40-45% ethnic Ebo Nganagam people are A, and it seems that virtually no native ethnic Ebo Nganagam people has blood type B or AB; In terms of RH blood type, about 35% of ethnic Ebo Nganagam people have blood type Rh-.
The ethnic Ebo Nganagam people are not closed genetically related to any other human beings in Sahar, they are not genetically closer to the Hyum Nthang peoples than to any other human groups in Sahar either, despite the geographic proximity, and according to the some new genetic research, the Hyum Nthang peoples and the ethnic Ebo Nganagam people are the genetically most divergent people among human beings in Sahar.
Ethnic Ebo Nganagam people don't have surnames, however, village names can sometimes be used as something similar.
Traditionally, ethnic Ebo Nganagams are polygamous, it is not common for richer people or chiefs of tribes to have many wives at the same time. Although polygamy has been banned in the Confederation of Ebo Nganagam, polygamy is still common in many rural areas.
Ethnic Ebo Nganagams don't eat meat frequently, meat consumption was even stigmatized by many people of upper classes before the arrival of Hux Kham settlers, even today, frequent meat consumption is still frequently seen as a behavior practiced only by parvenus, non-ethnic Ebo Nganagam peoples or foreigners.
Despite having horticulture, and has been contacted with other groups of people, ethnic Ebo Nganagam people are not known to domesticate animals before livestock being introduced to the area, animal farming is rare among Ebo Nganagams; in respect of horticulture, the only crop domesticated by Ebo Nganagams is koro grain.
The ethnic Ebo Nganagam people had a long history resisting any attempts to write their languages, their hostile attitude towards writing has only started to change recently; however, it is known that some tribes of the Ebo Nganagam people use a system consisting of knotted ropes to record important information, the system is similar to the Quipus.