|Recognised regional languages|
|Ethnic groups (2020)|
|Government||Federal parliamentary republic|
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1,484,219 sq mi
|GDP (PPP)||2018 estimate|
|GDP (nominal)||2017 estimate|
|Time zone||SCT+08:00 to SCT+10:00|
|Drives on the||right|
Kasiiralq (Kasiirala: Kasiiralqik hauq /kaˈsi:ralqik ˈhauq/, Tulipik: Kaceraləɂten luɂtenən /kaceraɬəʔten ɬuʔtenən/, Yucho: Kasirakkucim /kasiɾakkut͡ʃim/) is a country located in Northern Miraria, largely over 60° with one small peninsula extending into the arctic circle. It shares land borders with Fazulavaz to the west and southwest, being otherwise surrounded by the northern reaches of the Asura.
The first inhabitants of Kasiiralq were members of the vodholk species, thelmselves descendants of H. erectus
The country is principally subarctic, with tundra in the northeasternmost peninsula. As such, it experiences extremely long, cold winters. The majority of the country is naturally covered by taiga forests, with some tundra to the north.
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The population of Kasiiralq, while extremely sparsely populated, is also extremely diverse, with around fifteen human and numerous vodholk ethno-linguistic groups represented in the country; as a consequence, the nation has a complex and somewhat diverse social structure.
The species composition in the country is approximately 76% human and 24% vodholk. The largest overall group are the human Tulipik accounting for almost 22% of the country's population. The second largest are the Yucho people of the Yaru Islands, who make up around 19%. The next largest groups are the Maakpauean Itsivqutki and the vodholk Patuk, who represent 13.7% and 12.9% of the popuatlion respectively.
Several smaller ethnic groups also exist, the largest of which are the Tagchug
Despite its relatively low population, Kasiiralq has a high level of linguistic diversity, with speakers from four major language families (kamPatuk, Maakpauean, Tulipi-Lakup and Shaelic) and a further 3 smaller dialect clusters variously considered small language families or language isolates (Hemminorak, Yucho and Vemkha).
The four official spoken languages of Kasiiralq are Kasiirala, Patuk, Tulipik and Yucho, each representing one of the four major ethnic groups that founded the nation. These are all considered equal under the law, with all official documents, laws and national treaties translated into each language. However, for the sake of inter-ethnic communication, Kasiirala is the most widely used. Kasiirala, a Maakpauean language, is a standardised form of Itsivqutki, a language which had already seen wide adoption as a trade language pre-unification. Despite being the first language of only 13-14% of the population, it is understood by as much as 70%. Other Maakpauean languages include Siyatsiluq.
The largest language by native speakers alone is Tulipik, a member of the Tulipi-Lakup family, which is primarily spoken on the south and west coasts of the Nequmlug peninsula. It is closely related to the other Tulipian languages Tagchug, Tawchu and Wetqakwik, with which it forms a dialect continuum. These four languages are much more distantly related to the two remaining Lakup languages. Spoken thoughout the country mainly by members of the vodholk species are the many kamPatuk languages, the largest of which is Patuk. Despite being primarily spoken by vodholk, in recent years some human settlements have seen a linguistic shift in favour of Patuk. The Yucho languages are concentrated in the southwest, with the three largest dialects (Hirachir, Nirewo and Tuskurasu) being confined to the Yaru Islands province. On the mainland exist a small number of speakers of the divergent Enyet Yucho dialect.
Other spoken languages include the Cheshog languages (Anchish, Honshesh, Xanchits and Amchap-Amchawk), which represent the only non-Milevic members of the Shaelic language family spoken on the Mirarian mainland; Fotolk, the last surviving member of the Hemminorak family; and the language isolate Vemkha, spoken on the southwestern coast towards the border with Fazulavaz.