|Independent Union of Tuanmali Republics
|Official languages||Azen, Taara|
|Recognised national languages||Mwamban, Lorhan, Uunen, some other things|
|Government||Federal parliamentary republic|
|-||Prime Minister||Kitse Dzene|
|Independence from Sanmra|
|-||Formation of modern decentralized federation||1800s, maybe?|
320,897 sq mi
|Time zone||EBT, CBT (SCT-2, -3)|
Tuanmali (IPA: /tua̯n.ˈma.li/), officially the Independent Union of Tuanmali Republics, is a country located on the northeast coast of Boroso, bordered to the east by the Taanttu Gulf. It is one of the few countries on Sahar where the dalar species predominates and the largest single country by dalar population.
- 1 Etymology
- 2 History
- 3 Geography
- 4 Politics
- 5 Economy
- 6 Demographics
- 7 Culture
- 8 See also
In the year -3000 or -4000 or something really long ago, a large number of dalar ended up emigrating from Alpa to Southern Miraria. They were nomadic fishermen and sailors, and over the next few thousand years, migrated west and ended up in Boroso by perhaps 1000 CE. Although they initially lived in the northwest of Boroso, over the next few hundred years, most Borosan dalar migrated south to the area of modern-day Tuanmali. Some groups ended up settling in large communities along the coast, while dalar in the interior remained largely nomadic.
When the dalar arrived, the area was dominated by the Bavkirs, although Wīcos gained partial independence and was eventually named the Grand Duchy of the Free City of Wīcos. The city became a valuable port and the center of dalar civilization in Boroso. When the Bavkir Empire collapsed in the mid-1700s, its former holdings fell into chaos and were partly taken over by Mwamba, including Wīcos. In 1865, with the defeat of Mwamba by Shohuan, Wīcos became independent again, this time uniting with mostly dalar-dominated areas of the interior to form the base of the modern Tuanmali state.
The northwest states of Kīmi Kīmis We and Altūnwelēnīn were absorbed at a later date. In the wake of the Mwamban Empire's collapse, they seceded and later joined with Tuanmali to form its modern borders.
Tropical rainforest. Hot and rainy, except for the mountains.
A very squabbly democracy. There's a million political parties, so it's coalitions and voting blocs all over the place. A prime minister, Kitse Dzene, theoretically runs the circus. There's also a president, Nebāb Cumiz. Quite liberal, compared to Sanmra.
Tuanmali is split into twenty-one semi-independent states that answer to a central government.
Science and technology
Tuanmali is dominated by the dalar, who make up over 75% of the population. Most of the remaining quarter are humans, mostly of Bavkiri origin. Approximately 650,000 Kavs and 49,000 Astalvi also live in Tuanmali, primarily in the large coastal cities. If any Vodholk live there, they are keeping a very low profile, presumably because they're dying of heatstroke.
The dalar in Tuanmali are primarily of the Tuanmali panethnic group. About a third of the dalar population are ethnically Tuanmalis, a quarter are Lorhan, and a sixth are Uunen. The other quarter of the population is made up of other, smaller groups, including some Sanmra who are recent immigrants.
The official languages of Tuanmali are Azen, spoken by most dalar and many humans, and Taara, spoken by about half of humans and smaller groups of dalar. Other widely-spoken languages include Mwamban (spoken primarily by humans), Lorhan (spoken by dalar), and Uunen (spoken by dalar).
Most Tuanmali are Devotionist, but among dalar, syncretism with dalar kowut is common--specifically, the five-god form, with Jet being identified with the Unnamed God of kowut as the ultimate creator of the universe. Traditional Tuanmali kowut is noticeably different from the Sanmran version, focusing less on ancestor mediation and worship and more on the spirits that are believed to permeate all natural things, both living and inanimate. Humans generally follow a more "pure" form of Devotionism.
When Sanmran dalar began immigrating to Tuanmali in the 1900s, they brought with them Sanmran kowut, which has grown in minor popularity. Tuanmali practitioners of Sanmran kowut tend to be more strongly "religious" than Sanmrans, strictly observing holidays and practicing rituals that in Sanmra are generally only performed by the most devout and by temple priests and priestesses. In some areas, Sanmran kowut is viewed as something of a cult with an unhealthy fixation on death; some Tuanmali believers also place importance on proselytizing, which furthers the cult-like accusations.