Hux Kham people
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The Hux Kham people. also called the Lakelanders, is an ethnic group of human beings in Sahar. Most Hux Kham people live in the Republic of Hux Kham, some of them living in adjacent countries like Qonklaks, besides, there are also many people of Hux Kham descendant living in the Confederation of Ebo Nganagam.
This article will mainly focus on the Hux Kham people living in the republic of Hux Kham, for Hux Kham people living in the Confederation of Ebo Nganagam, see the article of Ebo Nganagam Hux Kham people.
Traditionally, Hux Kham people are semi-nomadic peoples, some of them make a living mainly by horticulture, others make a living by keeping livestocks, but today, most Hux Kham people live in cities and work in the secondary or tertiary sector of the economy, currently, more than 70% of people work in the tertiary sector of the economy.
Being traditionally nomadic people, meat is a main food source of Hux Kham people, and meat is also the center of most Hux Kham cuisines.
Traditionally, Hux Kham people are polygamous, polygyny was common among rich people, polyandry did also exist, and levirate marriage was also common, but nowadays, monogamy has become the norm, polygamy has been banned and criminalized in Republic or Hux Kham(however, polyandry is still legal), and levirate marriage, although still legal, is rare nowadays.
Traditionally, dead people are cremated in Hux Kham society, and cremation ashes are scattered into the river or onto the ground, and cremation of the death is still common among Hux Kham people and cremation is actually the only legal way to handle corpses in the law of Republic or Hux Kham.
Usually, the family name of a Hux Kham person comes first, the given name follows the family name, the family name usually consists of a single word; while the given name can consist of one or two words.
Recent researches have shown that the Hux Kham people are genetically most similar to the Ya Amo people, no matter how scientists take samples from both groups of people or what DNA haplogroups are tested; However, the cultural and linguistic links between the Hux Kham people and the Ya Amo people have not been established yet, most Hux Kham people have stated that Ya Amo culture is very alien to them and linguists generally don't think the Hux Kham language and the Ame language are related; besides, Hux Kham people are not stereotyped as physically attractive people and are stereotyped as a subbranch of Qonklese people instead.
Some archaeological sites have been excavated in the area of modern Hux Kham, some of them could be dated back to 4000 BCE, but their connection with modern Hux Kham people is unclear, and the earliest archaeological site that undoubtedly belongs to ethnic Hux Kham people dates back to 50 BCE.
After the first kingdom of Hux Kham(the Truk-sa dynasty) had been built in about 1100 AD, the kings of the first kingdom of Hux Kham encouraged "their vagrant brothers and sisters", pre-Hux Kham people living in other places in Miraria, to move to the kingdom, which caused a steady population growth during the time of the first kingdom of Hux Kham, and such a population growth eventually led to the downfall of the first dynasty, and also caused some Hux Kham people migrated to Baredina, and those who migrated to Baredina became the ancestors of the Ebo Nganagam Hux Kham people.
Despite that the settler group led by E-ar-en-delu in 1400s was the most successful settling attempts of Hux Kham refugees in Baredina, the immigration of Hux Kham people to Baredina had actually begun in early 1300s. The immigration of Hux Kham people to Baredina was never sponsored by the government of Hux Kham, actually, all governments of Hux Kham discouraged the immigration to Baredina.