|Republic of Tuyo
|Official languages||Jayun Thap, Qaila'u|
|Recognised regional languages||Ikang Thap|
127,738 sq mi
Tuyo (Jayun Thap: Thúyo, IPA: /t̪ʰújɵ/ ; Ikang Thap: Thuyǫ /θujɔˤ/, Qaila'u Dūyo /ˀtu:jəu/), officially the Republic of Tuyo, is a developing country mostly located on the southwest of the island of Lahan. It is covered largely by tropical rainforest, with its population mostly concentrated along the coast. The two largest cities, NAME and NAME, originally established by colonial powers, are quite wealthy and cosmopolitan. Elsewhere the country is quite poor and rural. It has an overwhelmingly resource-based economy, with its most important exports being raw natural rubber, exotic lumber, and tropical fruits.
Tuyo was originally settled in ??? BCE by Sanju, a Saru-Asuran people. It was colonized in CE 1??? by the Neviran Empire and later overtaken as an overseas colony by Shohuan. It became an independent country in 18??.
The mainland of Tuyo is located in southwest Lahan. It is a hilly country with some low mountains further inland.
Tuyo also consists of several islands, the largest of which are among the Ikang Islands, approximately halfway between Lahan and Puzimm.
Largely covered by tropical rainforest and monsoon climates, Tuyo is a very hot, wet, and green country.
tons of plants, birds, and bugs. cassowaries, kiwi, moa. sugar gliders. Threatened by invasive ferals.
There are several native ethnic groups in Tuyo, most of them closely related.
The gender ratio (see Gender section below) is approximately 40:50:10 sēyōmo:ñāmo:lanēmo (Qaila'u: /səijauməu, ɲaiməu, lanəiməu/,
Many languages are spoken in Tuyo, mostly belonging to the Ekuo-Lahiri and Sañu-Jutean language families. Most inhabitants are conversant in one of the two official languages, Jayun Thap and Qaila'u, respectively, and many can also speak Neviran or Shohuanese and international languages. However, up to 70% of citizens speak a minority language or dialect in the home.
Jayun Thap, Ikang Thap, and a handful of other minority languages are descended from Old Thap, which still exists as a literary language. The Thap languages and Neviran represent both main branches of the Ekuo-Lahiri language family.
Most Tuyans still live fairly traditional lives, augmented by imported modern technologies but not reliant on them. Communalism is the main socioeconomic structure, although family units are often divided into different dwellings and may try to be self-sufficient.
Gender demographics are quite complicated in Tuyo due to a mix of different social systems, standards, and norms. Between the traditional Lahani-based and Lahiri-influenced three-gender system of sēyōmo, ñāmo, lanēmo or "stayers, leavers, and voyagers" and the modern legal system (imposed by [Shohuan or Nevira] and comprised of [2 or 4/5] genders, which do not map easily to the indigenous Tuyan system) there is a lot of variation in census data. Citizens may even have multiple different legal genders according to different pieces of ID.
Traditional gender system
Lahani peoples had a unique gender system with some parallels to other Saruan, Puzimmese, and Ekuosian systems. There are three main gender roles, which are formalized divisions of labour, and do not reflect physical sexual characteristics in any way.
The traditional system recognizes three roles: "sēyōmo, ñāmo, lanēmo." Sēyōmo (translated as homekeeper, villager, or 'stayer') are the only gender to own land on their own, and take up responsibilities and professions that require remaining within the village for the day. Ñāmo ('those who go offshore', or 'leaver') travel every day out to sea to fish, or inland to forage and hunt. Lanēmo ('those who go into the wilderness', or 'voyager') take longer journeys for days, weeks, months, or longer, as traveling traders, entertainers, and messengers. As the etymology indicates, originally the division was home/offshore/inland, or more functionally, homekeepers/ fishermen/ gatherers.
Ñāmo and lanēmo can only own land through marriage to a sēyōmo. Same-gender marriage does not occur, but polygamous marriage is common, generally in the form of one sēyōmo with multiple partners.
Until marriage, ñāmo and lanēmo live with their parents or siblings, or may take up residence in a "Bachelor barracks" that are common in many villages.
Children are considered genderless and choose a role sometime after puberty, after having undertaken general education and several short apprenticeships. Elders and those who become incapable of traveling have their previous gender recognized and are generally tasked with teaching and other simple work. Those who are born with physical disabilities limiting travel are generally sēyōmo, although in some places they may be considered genderless (such places tend not to treat the disabled very well). Elders and the disabled may live with family or in the bachelor barracks.
Gender is generally not to be changed, although after disasters or other events too greatly unbalance a population, it is allowed. Temporary changes in behaviour are common though; for example, ñāmo and lanēmo who are in late pregnancy, have recently given birth, or are recovering from an illness or injury, will generally stay at home. Likewise, sēyōmo and ñāmo of particular skill may be called on long voyages to distant villages to assist with a crisis.
The main crop is coconut, with other vegetables and seafood making up the bulk of the rest of the diet. Further inland, grain and fruit are more common. Meat is chiefly bushmeat hunted from the many large flightless birds. Pigs are also farmed for their meat. Dairy and cattle are not common in Lahan.