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FNR RP: Quiameth's Ethnic Names and Ethnolinguistic Tribes

Eniyan (Yoruba) Names

Eniyan Ilẹ - Land People (Yoruba)
Eniyan Okun - Sea People (Yoruba exonym for Quiamethians)
Eniyan - Official name for Yoruba-speaking people
Eniyani - Official Adjective

Quiamethian Names

Auwana Hoku - Star Wanderers (Hawaiians/Quiamethian Ancestors)
Luina Okaʻaina - Sailors of the Land (Quiamethian general ethnic name)
Kapoʻekahiko - The Ancients (Quiamethian exonym for Eniyans)

Quiameth - Quiamethian name for continent/kingdom
Quiamethians - modern demonym for citizens of the kingdom/term for Luina Oka’aina

Eniyan tribes:

Odo Ariwa Tribe - Almost fully Eniyani, radically different from rest of Quiamethian tribes, isolated in North except for in river cities

Oke Aarin Tribe - Barely Eniyani, heavily integrated into Quimaethian culture besides river, more isolated among the mountains, located in the central mountain range

Ireti Tribe - Moderately Eniyani, traditional guardians of the North-Western mountain range, highly friendly and hospitable

Awọn ala Tribe - Moderately Eniyani, more isolated and fragmented by North-Eastern mountain range, known for use of psychedelic substances in religious ceremonies

Quiamethian Tribes:

Nanoho Nohomua Tribe - King Rafael’s tribe, main tribe in power, located along central western coastal plains, main activities are fishing, farming, trading, and ruling the kingdom

Koa ʻAkau Tribe - One of the largest ethnolinguistic tribes in the Kingdom, they have traditionally been a martial society with a large warrior class, but that has since been superseded by the Royal Army. Deeply loyal to their own tribe rather than the Kingdom, they have sought independence movements in the past to little success. Located in the Northwest coast surrounding the Gulf.

Muliwai Poni Tribe - One of the more progressive tribes in Quiameth, the merchants and traders from this tribe were often the designated messengers and transporters for the Royal Family and Orvos due to their mastery over river sailing and their home port of ‘Ainaponi being such a critical stop for much of Quiameth’s river traffic. They’re located in the Southwestern coastline above the dense jungles of southern Quiameth

Kane Nahele Tribe - Geographically the smallest tribe, the Kane Nahele are considered the rulers of the Southern Quiamethian forests, where the rich deposits of the rivers drop off and form a delta. The tribe is unique in that most of the leaders are female, and they have often acted as mediators for inter-tribal conflict in the pre-colonial days. They have lost some of their territories to the Cosmopolitan society of Limani Quiameth

Hoʻoholopaʻa Tribe - The Ho’oholopa’a Tribe are one of the most fierce tribes in the Kingdom. They were the last tribe to submit to the Orvosian/Quiamethian conquest of the lands and they were one of the most rebellious ethnic groups in the early days of colonial administration. To undermine them the Royal Family has traditionally appointed the most cruel and repressive nobles to run the tribe, in a desire to reduce their fighting spirit. They are located in the rivers on the Eastern coast below the Great Desert.

Poʻeneoneo Tribe- The Po’eneoneo tribe is the smallest tribe in terms of population. They are the least Quiamethian of the tribes, with their language incorporating many Eniyani elements and often compared to as a link between Eniyan and Quiamethian culture. Their main occupations are herding goats, sheep, and chickens across the rocky steppes and deserts of the Great Desert region in the Northeast of the Kingdom, with the city of Hale Kakela acting as their central hub.

*In this context, Tribe refers to a general ethnolinguistic group within Quiamethian-Enyani culture, individual families and political groups are known as Clans