Demographics of Kaliyatra

The population of Kaliyatra is about 50 million.

Ethnic groups

Main article: Ethnic groups in Kaliyatra

The population of Suwarnabumi consists of primarily Kedayuh and other ethnic groups. The five traditional people of the Kaliyatra empire are: the Kedayuh, shoal-people, Kaliyatran, Hao, and nagari. Other significant populations that reside in Suwarnabumi include mahomanay, mawas, Langanese, aghoy, Ebon, Doyang, Phuong, pishachas, harimau, Illang, Oroh, Chim people, Dalakan, Ganihasa, Ninangkoru, Pahanari, and Harastra.

Languages

There are over one hundred native languages and dialects spoken in Suwarnabumi. Although Suwarnabumi as region doesn't have an official language (except maybe for Kaliyatran), Kedayuh is the most widely spoken language, followed by Lunang spoken by the shoal-people. Other languages spoken in the country are Hao dialects (Chim, Phuong), Sundari languages (Kaliyatran, Harastran, Khamil, Boro). Pahanari is also widely spoken by the Kedayuh and Langanese after their conversion to Thalathanism. Many nonhumans choose to learn Lunang as a secondary language, and the most common human language in the region they live in.

Religions

Religion plays a significant part in the life of many people in Suwarnabumi. Thalathanism is most widely practised, with an estimated 17.5 million or 35% adherents. Other estimates include Nagaism (13.5 million or 27%) and Veraism (4.5 million or 9%). The remaining 14.5 million or 29% include all minority religions, such as Berhala and Wavestillers, and indigenous beliefs that can be classified as animism and shamanism.

Ancient indigenous beliefs consist of animism, nature and ancestor worship, are very prevalent in Suwarnabumi. Traditional folk religion remain deeply rooted in the different ethnic groups, even among those that converted to other religions. For example, the belief that spirits and supernatural entities inhabit all things, living or not, is very common among the Kedayuh who practise Thalathanism. Many still pay respect the spirits through sacrifices and rituals, despite the fact that mainstream Thalathanism condemn such practices.

Thalathanism was brought to Suwarnabumi by Pahanari traders during the late 45th century.

Nagaism probably originated from ancient snake-worshiping practices in Suwarnabumi.

Veraism is largely practised by the Hao Kedayuh, Hao, Phuong, Sundamanese, and Chim communities.

See also

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