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Eurth Ethnolinguistic Map Project

Hello all, this thread is to be used for posting your nation's ethnolinguistic make-up, this can either be as a simple map or as a written description. At the end multiple maps of the different ethnolinguistic groups of Eurth will be made, instead of a single messy map, and added to the Map Directory.
All members are welcome to post their nation's ethnolinguistics. If your nation uses concultures/conlangs you can also add their nearest linguistic/cultural/genetic neighbours. If they have none, they will be added on a separate culture map made for concultures.

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An example of what the individual maps would look like. This one for the Germanic cultures is still WIP so do correct any mistakes on it in this thread. 

Edit: in the end versions, the IRL equivalent ethnolinguistic names will be added beneath their Eurth versions.

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Mahana and Kotowari

  • Mahana's culture, despite being made up by over 50 individual ethnic groups, when officially documented is simply 'Mahanan' (Nepali)
  • Kotowari's main culture group is the Ramil (Tamil) Dravidian peoples, but also includes the Kelugu people, another Dravidian group.

    In terms of the other indo-nations exact culture it would be best I leave that with @Orioni.spacer.png
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Ras and Kretian

The Ras Parts of Baltica can be devided into two main groups, which then have their own sub groups. In the West "New Ras" is the dominant culture group which is essentially a more modern version of "Old Ras" which can makes up a small part of the most western territories of Baltica. "Old Ras" contains a lot more ancient customs of the of the Ras and the language their is described to be much more "archaic" using many old words and phrases that "New Ras" and especially the Kretian group often find difficult to understand or interpret. Meanwhile in Eastern Baltica we have the Kretian Culture group. 

The Kretian culture group is very similar to the "pure" Ras, but have been influenced by the Dolch to a much greater extent. It is not counted as being apart of the Germanic Culture groups, because it tends to lean much more towards Ras than Dolch. Kretian has its own sub group known as "Lower Kretian" which reside mainly along the South Eastern part of Baltica around the Fina border. This region was once known as Greater Kretia but has been largely Dolchified ? over the years to the point where most of the Kretian culture group in southern Baltica has been whipped out. None the less "Lower Kretian" is described as having intermingled Ras traditions and customs with that of Dolch ones to form a somewhat unique group.  Both these cultures would be considered Baltic by IRL standards, with Ras being more Lithuanian and Kretian more Latvian. 

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Hemahatik and Dochi

This is a rough approximation of the divide between the Hemahatik and Dochi cultures. This map is highly simplified, not including dialects, exclaves/enclaves, and tribal reservations because A) I could not make it to work without it looking ugly, and B.) It would look kinda weird on the scale of a continent anyways. 

  • Hemahtik Culture (in green) is an Ethnic Group of linguistic and cultural origins to Rhandic and Cashari (a group I OOCly refer to as 'Paranic.' However, I have not been able to contact the other two about that classification. So its canonicity is - dubious to say the least.) It's language is Hemahatik, which while it shares many words with OTL Middle/New Kingdom Egyptian OOCly, has entirely different grammatical structures and pronunciation. Though, "Ancient Egyptian" (or similar) as an OOC classification isn't wrong.  
  • Dochi Culture (in purple) is an Ethnic Group of no clear relationship to any other Eurthian ethnic group. Their OOC classification is kinda iffy, but I would say that they're a sorta 'Berber-inspired homebrew group.' So Berber would make a good classification for them, at the very least until I make a iiwiki for them like I did with Hemahatik.

 

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If anything needs clarification/fixing, I am happy to elaborate/fix the issue.

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United Kingdom of Ahrana and its member states:

Ahrana is currently composed up of 10 Member States that make up the Union of the United Kingdom of Ahrana. Within these member states exist three languages, two are different dialects and one is a different language in total.

As you see you have Northern Scandi and Southern Scandi and in between you have the Slavic language. Unfortunately, am horrible at conlangs, and it will be sometime before I get around to creating my own conlang for Ahrana. So going off this map the two Scandi dialects with be based off the two real life languages: Norhtern Scandi is Icelandic while Southern Scandi is Norwegian. In terms of government Northern is widely spoken among all across the Nation with it also being the first taught language in schools. The Slavic Language is based off of two real life languages: Russian (Ahranaian Slavic reworking the name it is known as) and Belarusian (Dniesterian). 

The States of Veskoniemi and Kattegat are mostly Northern Scandi, however the southern portion of Kattegat still holds a Slavic Majority. The next two states Hvarf and Stemas are both Southern Scandi with small Slavic Minorities. (Also!! These four states are and will be showing up in the expansion thread it's a work in progress.)

Also, when talking about other dialects in both Scandi areas they do exist but on a small level and they do not have Official recognition throughout the Kingdom only Northern Scandi/Ahran and Southern Scandi/Xaraian plus Slavic/Dniesterian and Tatani enjoy official status across the kingdom.

Another thing, the states of Veskoniemi and Kattegat are roughly drawn the borders drawn are not accurate and they are drawn to my best ability!

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Greater Zaxar Ethnolinguistic Data (includes Wampano expansion)

This is a detailed map of the Zaxari cultures as a map with less detail would be pretty uniform and boring. However, for the sake of the small scale map you are making, I would be happy to just have Zaxar listed as !native_american.

 

For the sake of this map though, here is the key:

(All are !northeast native american except for Kirvinian and Lysian)

  • Green- Zaxari
    • A mixed race/culture mainly of Lysian and Wampanoag decent though it can also include other native groups mixed with either Lysian or Kirvinian. The majority of the Zaxari population and range from lower middle class to business and government elites.
  • Blue- Lysian
    • Former refugees from CDF to the south who settled mainly along the Zaxari coast which was most similar to their former home. They are mainly workers and business owners in the aquaculture and shipping/trade sectors. Tend to be middle class.
  • Yellow- Wampanoag
    • The original dominant culture of Zaxar. The main driving influence of Zaxari culture though pure strains of the culture are not as common as they once were. In the Zaxari mainland they are rural, agricultural societies focused around large families, totemist practices, and carrying on the traditions of their ancestors though they are accepting of others and fairly modern. Modern style nobility in the banking sector on Wampano. Mostly lower to lower middle class in Zaxar main while mostly upper class in Wampano.
  • Red- Bolhetar
    • The remnants of the former kingdom of Bolhetar. Similar to Wampanoag culture but with greater individualistic tendencies. Mostly agricultural and mining communities. Mostly lower class.
  • Brown- Kirvinian
    • The result of an old settlement of Kirvinian greeks on the Zaxari side of the Sarthus River which was acquired by the Zaxars in the Treaty of ? (past deal similar to the Canada-USA border @Kirvina?). Largely mercantile society with local towns serving as transit points for goods and services between Kirvina and Zaxar. Largely upper middle class.
  • Orange- Therno
    • The remnants of the former nomadic Therno Hoard. A now semi-nomadic society based around elk herding. Mostly lower class.
  • Pink- Katawan
    • A sea centered society of close-knit villages and towns as well as the city of Katawam. Main industry is crabbery and it is mainly lower middle class.

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Salvia and Alvernia Ethnolinguist Data

The map on the iiwiki is a bit… meh so I’ll rework it when I get back to my laptop in the States.

The Marenai are simply Māori or some other Polynesian - I have no reason for them to differ to @Gallambria’s Marenai but perhaps I should research it more. The Salvians are descendents of the Aromans and Marenai.

The dominant language spoken by both ethnic groups is Salvian, but some Marenai communitiesin the north still cling to Marenai. I can also whip up another simple map when I’m back home :D 

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Feldora Ethnolinguistic Data

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No. 1 (Blue) represents Feldoriese. Feldoriese can be simply thought as in real life Portuguese.

No. 2 (Green) represents Qubdic. Majority settled in the desert area. Equivalent to North Sahrabic or in real life Moroccan (Please correct me if I am wrong!)

Official language: Feldoriese
Recognised language: Qubdic

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18 hours ago, Feldora said:

Feldora Ethnolinguistic Data

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No. 1 (Blue) represents Feldoriese. Feldoriese can be simply thought as in real life Portuguese.

No. 2 (Green) represents Qubdic. Majority settled in the desert area. Equivalent to North Sahrabic or in real life Moroccan (Please correct me if I am wrong!)

Official language: Feldoriese
Recognised language: Qubdic

Qubdi is more like Coptic, I think.

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Lysians, Anglians, and the Tengrols

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Blue - Lysians, the French.

Green - Anglers, descendants of Anglian settlers.

Yellow - Tengrols, an Amerindian conculture, basically a fusions of Amerindians and Mongols.

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On 5/22/2022 at 7:48 AM, Xio said:

Thank you to everyone who have posted here, in the Discord, or previously taken part in a culture survey for Eurth :).
So far, I have managed to complete four separate groups: Germanic, Slavic, Afro-Asiatic, and East Asian (Japonic+Sinitic).

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To anyone who's nation has been mapped onto one (or more) of these maps, please provide criticism/suggestions/changes as see fit so that your nation is adequately presented on the maps. Also better names for each of these ethnolinguistic groups and linguistic groups would be appreciated :D.

I would ping those relevant but that would be over half the community, so best not.

Absolutely glorious maps.

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For the Aromantic (Romance) cultures, I'd like for the outlined area in red to be labeled as Alzian (Walloon), hopefully @Sanarija and @DPR Velaheria don't mind if it's in their borders a bit.

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Green: Areas with an Aenoish((Gaulic Celt)) Majority and Cultural Background, the so called native population. The Anoish can trace their roots all the way back to early Gaulic Tribes from the Argic Range that settled all over Aendoan between Around 2000 BC, the Aenoish are also the decedents of the original six kingdoms that once ruled and fought over Aendoan.

Blue: Areas with an Velskanish ((Nordic)) Majority and Cultural Background, decedents of of Nordic settlers from the east who touched down and settled in south eastern Aendoan, and those who founded the notorious Helsaskian Empire which ruled over Aendoan during the middle and high medieval ages. 

 

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Majority Cultures:

1. Götani: This culture is a North Germanic culture, for the most part it will take things from mostly Icelandic & Swedish. The Götani are a Nordic peoples that arrived from the west. These are the people that give there name to the nation.

2. Máellái: Are a west Geltic (Cordic) culture, these people are the true natives of the land along side there cousins the Ruaí.

 

Minority Cultures:

1. Ruaí: Like there cousins the Máellái, they belong to the Cordic people. Same for them they are natives to the land owning the reason why 55% of the nations geographic. These people back 1000 yrs ago where the most powerful people in what is know Gotneska. They would also be the ones that spread there new found faith Christianity to all the other peoples of Gotneska.

2. Nanuvat: Are based on the Inuit peoples of North America. These pet have lived here for at least the past 14,500 years.

3. Grænaylket: This is the newest culture, and is a mixture of the Cordic and Nordic cultures. These people un like there cousins are a tribal people some of them are even nomadic. They are also the least willing to convert to Christianity historically.

4. Mix Culture: this area is classified as mix because most people that live here generally don’t claim one of the above cultures as there main culture instead they will generally identify as Gotneskan. But historically speaking this region has always be very diverse since the Aromans settled the region back in the 5th century. Some people will use the term Lænigan.

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Major ethnicities in Littland:

Littish people are similar to Danish in many regards
Malskic people are similar to Polish in many regards
Walnerian people are a minority from neighboring Walneria

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Round 2! There have been changes to all maps except the Erimosic groupings along with the new map for the Gelts. Below are the new results:


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As per usual, please submit any critique/corrects as well as any maps of your ethnic / linguistic groups

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I believe I should send my ethnolinguistic maps too:

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  • Walnerian - Germanic. I would say it is German with a notable slavic influence on grammar and vocab, but it can be classified as a distant German accent
  • Jalovic - A rather ancient-sounding fake dialect of real life German
  • Ustokan - Real life Czech language
  • Malenik - Real life Sorbian language
  • Dazhdin - Fictional Slavic language, combining Proto-Slavic with some minor Baltic influences. I would classify it as a general Slavic. It consists of two rather seperate sub-languages (Posąvrag and Syranik), similar to the real life Serbo-Croatian
  • Pikolan - Fictional Baltic language, related to Lithuanian and Latgalian languages the closest
  • Jaknic - Real life Wymysorys language
  • Nitiran - Real life Slovak language

Hope this helps to clear things out. If there are any uncertainties, feel free to ask :)

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I will eventually get to mapping things out for Volta, but until I get around to doing that I have a proposal for Dolch.

This will specifically only be for LANGUAGE ONLY. I don't know enough about Germany or German to really be proposing even this. I'm already kind of in over my head with what I'm about to propose, and I'd rather not go too far. The risk of getting something majorly incorrect, not to mention the contraints on RP having things be too specific would cause, would be too much.

That said, for Volta's history (particularly with its name), I need people who speak Low German to exist.

For reference, the standard German language of today is based on High German. Historically this was in part due to Luther's bible, from what I saw on a YouTube video talking about Germany German vs Pennsylvania German, but I assume there are other factors that I'm not at all qualified to talk about.

Also, in this I will be focusing on the Dolch (ie, German) language only. In real life, all the West Germanic languages have historically formed a dialect continuum. This distinction is being lost in the modern day due to education and other factors. Not only that, but trying to add Dutch and Frisian and all that to what I'm about to propose would be a hot mess. So I'm just ignoring all that and pretending those languages don't exist for a moment.

Below is a proposed map of a Dolch dialect continuum that I made.

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  • Blue - Low German. Considering most of Dolchland's coastline is in this dialectical area, perhaps it can be called "Sea Dolch" (Meeresdoltsch) or something.
  • Yellow - Central German. Considering this is inbetween the Low German and next areas, perhaps it can be called "Middle Dolch" (Mitteldoltsch).
  • Orange - Upper German. There could be any of three names for this. Considering it's the language on a major river, perhaps it can be called "River Dolch" (Flussdoltsch). Alternatively, we could rip off real live and call it "Upper Dolch" (Oberdoltsch), though geographically I'm not sure this would work. Finally, considering this area covers much of Panedonia, it could be "Panedonian Dolch" (though the non-Panedonians may have issues with this)

The Yellow and Orange area would comprise a "High German" speaking area. We could call this area "High Dolch" (Hochdoltsch) if people would like. Since modern standard German rl is based off these dialects, we could have this language be historically the language of the upper class in Dolchland. From that eventually a standard literary Dolch emerges from it, which then becomes modern standard Dolch.

Having the "High German" speaking areas close to the border with Velaheria would also make it logical for other nearby Dolchic nations to have standard Dolch rather than a Low German-based language as their standard language.

Of course, if this has already been worked out feel free to ignore my ideas.

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Sorry for the late reply, been suffering through final exams as well as needing to make a new map because of my retcon. So, without further a due my culture map. 

 

Rha group: 

The Rha people are the majority ethnic group in Rhava. However the Rha are separated into even smaller groups, the biggest being the Central Rha (aqua color), next being the Khnem Rha (magenta) and Kham Rha (indigo), the Khnem being more closely related to the Sokhaos group and the Kham more related to the Nhai. The Bak Rha (dark blue) are a Rha group influenced by the ruling Mê and more closely related to the Linh, than the surrounding groups. The Nam Rha (teal) are a group residing in the jungles. The Jarhai (pink) are a Rha group influenced by Austronesian people. 

Rha group should be grouped with other Synthic groups under one title of Rhavanese

 

Sokhaos group: 

Should be grouped with other Arab groups, they’re a Syriac/Lebanese conculture with influence from the Rha groups to the south. The Sokhaos however were peacefully annexed into Rhava and do not wish separation. In the Sokhaos Khorasif region (Bahat and Amoujawat provinces) words are written in the Arabic script. 

 

Nhai group:

A conculture of Tai and Vietnamese peoples,  it should be grouped with other Synthic cultures. Nhai is similar to Rha and they both share cultural and language aspects. 

 

Rawang group: 

Also closely related to the Rha, it is an Austronesian group and during the Austronesian migration these people settled in Photmulak and Palimayat provinces and mixed with local Rha. 

 

Linh group: 

The third largest group in Rhava after the Rha and Sokhaos people, the Linh are a !Vietnamese group. The Linh people living in Nalin wish for separation from the republic and their own country. 

Sichaeng group: 

A !Lao group, they are located in the south-west of the country.

 

Image locations are right, but see descriptions above^^

 

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