Kizan

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The Holy and Sovereign Kingdom of Kizan
Naacğ ir Toḍilik Mizbaarşoq Kiḍan
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CapitalOyinüydor
Official languages Kizani
Demonym Kizani
Government Unitary theocratic one-party state
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HDI 0.771
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Kizan (Kizan: Kiḍan [kiðã]), officially the Holy and Sovereign Kingdom of Kizan, is a country located in northeastern Vaniu. It is bordered by Ayozia to the south.

Etymology

The name "Kizan" comes from the late Kalkali words kiḍan meaning "cold land," referring to the arid desert climate of much of the country.

History

The territory of Kizan was originally inhabited by proto-Eastern Vaniuans and later by early Kalkalic tribes. In 520 CE, the prophet Zarasa, who was rumoured to have achieved enlightenment in the mountains of northern Kizan, better known as the Hoḍat, brought the beliefs of the First Enlightenment and monotheism to the largely pagan population. Kizan was also part of the Tamir Khanate, from which the Kizani ruling dynasty emerged; the Qotoghid dynasty claims to have ruled Kizan in the name of Thagha since the fall of the Tamir Khanate in 1220. (Many Kizani rulers have claimed legitimate descent from the Great Horde, but this is highly contested and widely accepted as false.)

Geography

Geology

Climate

Biodiversity

Politics

Government

Kizan is constitutionally Zarasaist, and public worship of religions other than Zarasaism is illegal.

Administrative divisions

Foreign relations

Military

Economy

Transport

Energy

Science and technology

Tourism

Demographics

Ethnic groups

Urbanisation

Language

The Kizani language is spoken by the vast majority of Kizanis. It is an Eastern Vaniuan language descended from Kalkali. The language has been used alongside Nashaghan as a local language, and many Nashaghan words have been loaned into Kizani. Jazaghan, although with limited presence, was also formerly spoken in Kizan by southern Vaniuan merchants. Minority and immigrant languages include Ayozi, Balak, and Koman.

Education

Healthcare

Religion

The vast majority of Kizan is Zarasaist; gharams (Kizani: ğaarmaz) are ubiquitous throughout the country, even in the sparsely populated cities within the deserts and steppes of central Kizan.

Culture

Heritage

Architecture

Literature

Art

Music

Theatre

Film

Cuisine

Sport

Symbols

See also