Sriaav

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Sriaav
-- Umbrella Ethnic group --
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Female
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Total Population
est. 90 million
Regions with significant populations
Kamura, West Davai, Northeastern Altaia (Altaian Reach)
Languages
Kamuran
Religions
Kamuran Celestialism
Related Ethnic groups
Dali, Ouzko
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Origins

The ancestors of the Sriaav people are thought to have originally migrated from Central Davai as part of the Yaemic Migrations westward across the continent that occurred between 5000-4000 BP. Linguists have noted similarities between the Sriaav Languages and the languages of Southern Yaemic peoples of the Dali and Ouzko groups that reveal the likelihood of a common linguistic root and indicate a significant movement of people traversed this distance sometime early in Davaian history. The Sriaav cultural area in and around Kamura is the lasting legacy of these migrations that has survived till the present and is of a unique character in the region.

History

The Sriaav people have had an illustrious and eventful history since they settled in Kamura. Due to a favourable climate and fertile volcanic soils, Kamura soon proved an ideal home for crop cultivation with the Sriaav developing rice farming not long after their arrival and later cultivating a rich variety of fruits and cash crops like tea to feed a burgeoning economy that grew bigger and bigger throughout the Muurvan era. Coastal communities also passionately took to harvesting the seas around Kamura and developed a variety of fishing and whaling techniques and ever better shipbuilding technology that allowed Sriaav polities to spread across the islands to establish coherent relations and interact with foreigners across on mainland Davai.

With the rise of the Hanayakav Dynasty over a united Sriaav nation, The Empire of Kamura began to exert greater power overseas. The Sriaav had began settling the nearest shores of Hwandeon, Kisaga and the Janbian Peninsula and overtime 'Sriaavised' many of these areas. The Empire also took control of offshore islands along the length of Maritime Davai either through favourable leases, gradual integration and war concessions, all the while monopolising access to Davaian ports. Beyond West Davai, Sriaav sailors explored the Shangti Ocean and discovered the rich lands of Altaia, beginning a trade exchange between the two continents. To consolidate their control of regional maritime trade routes the Sriaav seized control of various Shangti islands and commenced ambitious efforts to settle parts of Eastern Altaia.

More recent history has been turbulent. The 8th Millennium has brought expansionist colonial powers based in Anaria into the Sriaav trade sphere seeking opportunity and disrupting the trade web linking Kamura to Davaian, Raian and Altaian markets. However at the same time, industrialisation has also reached Kamura and the Sriaav people have proved especially curious and willing to explore new technologies in order to get an advantage over their newest rivals and profit from trade in new mass-produced goods.

Religion

Main Article: Kamuran Celestialism

Sriaav people are typically more religious than other West Davaian nationalities. They mostly adhere to syncretic beliefs influenced from a variety of sources. Sriaav religion still borrows much from the gendered dualism of Yaemic belief systems, believing in both a masculine and a feminine deity while also adopting totemic rituals associated with the Shuocianism characteristic of the region. The most widely practised interpretation of Sriaav beliefs is that of Kamuran Celestialism, the state religion of the Empire of Kamura.

Ethnic Relations

The Sriaav typically consider themselves esteemed over their neighbours due to long periods of domination and unequal relations, especially regarding other West Davaian ethnicities such as the Yan, Penduan and Xiangren who are sometimes thought of as tributaries or otherwise as rivals plotting against Kamura. An exception is made for Ameratsu nations due to their long-term amicable interactions with Sriaav as reliable trading partners or trustworthy subjects. Sriaav tend to value Altaian nationalities on a more even footing due to a mutual interest in trading for exotic goods, having particularly close relations with Mizuet and Iztomal nations. Historically Kamura has initiated plantation settlement programs in Aka'lm territories and attempted the same in Penduan lands.

Anarians are generally thought of poorly due to past conflicts and interference in Kamuran affairs though some are trusted more than others. The Teremani of Ithrien have been valued long-distance trade partners for centuries and are believed to be an honest and industrious people.

Cultural Ratings

All ratings are based on a 10-point scale

Fighting Spirit: 5 Duty: 6 Mercy: 3 Ingenuity: 8 Resolution: 5
Etiquette: 5 Compassion: 5 Creativity: 6 Passion: 1 Friendliness: 4
Loyalty: 5 Scholarship: 5 Temper: 4 Vanity: 1 Imperialism: 8
Tolerance: 4 Honor: 7 Pride: 7 Piety: 7 Patience: 4

Included Ethnic groups

Ethnic groups
Anario-Jorven Aldsay, Arkal, Athves, Brücht, Cheltai, Dölmer, Emther, Karsk, Meyistri, Tahana, Teremani, Tragoni, Vaixellan
Austro-Raian East: Bigil (Medaru), Ewora, Hueiwei, Kabawim
West: Ir'duma, Ir'ust
Biazriite Byrizi, Ilista, Imbatu, Kalalal, Nadir
Davaian Ameratsu (Samzayid), Bao, Penduan, Xiangren (Houbian), Yan
Kuvimbic Awawatu, Balisubri, Baloma, Utura
Pan-Altaian Aka'lm, Azix, Iztomal, Keshkwit, Mizuet, Pequatl, Telwotti
Subspecies - Proto-Yaemic Luora, Wolgos
Trans-Phasian Chalam, Gahnam, Janta, Kachal
Yaemic Dali, Ouzko, Sriaav
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