|Democratic Chiefdom of Teru
|Recognised regional languages||Kaiyyo|
141,120 sq mi
|Drives on the||right|
Teru (Teru: Theru [t̪ʰeɹu]), officially the Democratic Chiefdom of Teru, is a country located on the east coast of Lahan, on the Asura Ocean, bordering Kaiyyo to the south. It is known for its high production of coconuts, its tropical rainforests and XXX.
- 1 Etymology
- 2 History
- 3 Geography
- 4 Politics
- 5 Economy
- 6 Demographics
- 7 Culture
- 8 Religion
- 9 See also
'Theru' comes from the name of the native ethnicity of the area which is now Teru. It is believed to be descended from an unknown Proto-Lahiri word, although the origin may predate even this. It was adopted in reference to the people, language and lands of Teru around DATE, when EVENT happened.
For a time, Teru was occupied as a part of the Saruan Empire, between DATE and DATE. During this time, many words were borrowed and several cities sprang up, especially along the eastern coast.
Teru is right on the equator, meaning it is very hot and wet. Inland, it has large areas of rainforest and its beaches are quite large.
Teru government is made up of two houses: the Native House (made up of the chieftains from the various native villages and chaired by the High Chieftain) and the Ministerial House (made up of ministers).
Teru is mainly powered by SOURCE. There are also some areas which use SOURCE. In recent years, some wealthy entrepreneurs from the cities have experimented with using heat differentials between the surface and a few meters below ground. In some of the less-developed areas, power extensively comes from renewable, man-made sources, such as in wind-up lamps.
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Many parts of Teru receive tourists throughout the year. For example, there are many cities on the coast in which flats are rented out to tourists seeking warmer climates in winter, creating an influx of money twice a year (two hemispheres having their cold season at different times of year). There are also opportunities to take boats out on the ocean and many villages inland showcase the traditional culture to paying tourists by allowing them to stay in their village for a week or two.
The main language is Teru.
Teru follows the Lahani gender system, however use different names for the genders. The Tuyan sēyōmo is Teru TERM 'villager'; ñāmo is TERM 'gatherer' and lanēmo is objeln.
The Teru film industry is very small but has experienced significant growth in recent years, with the introduction of the partially government-funded FILM Theru (Teru Film) company, which has almost dominated the industry and is looking to reach out internationally.
Teru cuisine is mainly made up of XXX.
One notable food is Teru cheese. It is one of the softest cheeses on Sahar, so much so that it is almost a liquid. The fresh milk is taken into the cheesery and separated into curds and whey. Ground up spices and fruits are then added and it is left to infuse. The whole creation process can take only a few days, leading to a sloppy product which is often seen as being rushed and low quality by cheese connoisseurs. The world of Teru cheese-making is much more complex than they would have you believe though, with each cheesery producing its own unique blend. Some famous types include: the NAME cheese, with its distinctive mix of goat and coconut milk, flavoured with chilli and coconut shavings and named in the honour of the deity DEATH-DEITY, the NAME - a cheese involving nuts and a weak wine, containing several other ingredients from across Sahar and the NAME Theru, containing meat and grain from the finest farms in the country.