|Official languages||Mañi (classical/legal), Ndxiixun, Hlung, Maypawh, Ñichôh|
|Recognised regional languages||Mañi Kwang, Waľavaľwa|
59,560 sq mi
The name Kwaxįn Xųn is derived from Mañi, the classical language of Quaxin Xun. It literally translates to "land of clouds." The demonym Xųni for a person from Quaxin Xun is derived from this Mañi phrase.
The Xuni Kwang name for the country is Goз Šuƅƞ (IPA: /gó̞ ɕū̃ˀ/). The Nichoh name is Cuáxįy Sų́ (IPA: /kʷáʃĩj sṹ/).
TODO: different names in modern languages
Mainland Quaxin Xun has been settled and populated by a variety of different people before the arrival of modern-day Mañic peoples. These include a group related to ethnic Kwang people, and a group of unknown linguistic affiliation who are hypothesized to have given a number of words to the Mañi language, including a variety of maritime vocabulary and vocabulary relating to native flora and fauna of southern Soltenna. The islands of Quaxin Xun were originally populated by the Vaľwa people, who still live in isolated areas of the islands today.
In the 10th century BCE, speakers of a pre-Mañi Ngerupic language settled the coast. Some scholars, such as Zį²ʼą¹zą² Hé³xi² Wá²ko¹xe², have hypothesized from the Xuni substrate vocabulary that these people did not have sophisticated naval technology such as sails or even oars. His hypothesis, outlined in Sharks and Sailors of the Ocean: How the Mañi Came to be Seafarers, is that proto-Mañi Ngerupic peoples island hopped from Akulanen to Soltenna, encountered the speakers of the Xuni substrate language, and assimilated them while also acquiring their maritime technology.
Starting in 700 BCE, traders from Nagu brought ships with outriggers and crab-claw sails, novel technology which the Mañi people adopted. This is the beginning of the Xuni Migration Period. The Mañi people used this to raid the islands (both of Quaxin Xun and modern-day Mänea) and Akulanen. The wealth they acquired through raiding allowed them to expand further inland. In the year 563 BC, the leader Mirèñą Zamřani ("Tiger Claw") amassed power and invaded the highlands. He is remembered as the founder of the Xuni state.
During the Pangyoun War, Quaxin Xun was a puppet of the Qonklese state, under Hexi Ñamba Se. After the war, it embraced Kuulism and Modern Thought, and aligned with Magali in the Qonk-Helsonian-Magali split. Its government is currently a Modern Thought aligned one-party state, although it has adopted an increasing amount of foreign and capitalist influence.
Quaxin Xun has a humid subtropical climate. The highland areas have a monsoon-influenced (Koppen Cwa) climate with wet summers and dry winters, whereas the lowlands have similar precipitation levels throughout the year.
The modern government of Quaxin Xun is a one-party state, with its ideology based in Modern Thought.
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Xunism (name TBD), the majority religion of Quaxin Xun, is based on indigenous Ngerupic beliefs and practices. Actual beliefs and practices are quite heterogenous. A specifically Xunist identity and (formerly, prior to Modern Thought) official state church emerged in response to contact with and pressures from neighboring Iovist and Pashaist states. Under Modern Thought, the Xuni state eliminated the state church, and reincorporated many Xunist practices into state ideologies. Despite an effort to eliminate religious identity as backwards and anti-Kuulist, a large number of Xuni citizens still identify as religious, and among those, Xunism is the majority religious identity.
Gender and sexuality
Quaxin Xun has a traditional trinary gender system. Same-sex relations between two men or two women, or transition from one binary gender to another, are frowned upon, but essentially tolerated. The Zambaist movement, which works for economic and social justice for ząm (third gender) people, originated in Quaxin Xun.
Personal names in the Mañic cultures of Quaxin Xun are based on the Mañi calendar.