Langa
Langa
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Land of the Langanese
Geography
Location Suwarnabumi, islands in the the Kaliyatra Ocean, south of the Nau Islands, east of Raju Islands
Area 77,598 sq mi (200,977 km2)
Terrain rugged, rocky; steep cliffs along the coast
Climate tropical; hot, humid, rainy
People
Population 18,000,000
Ethnic groups Langanese, Kaliyatran, Kedayuh, Pahanari, mahomanay, nagari
Religions Thalathanism, Nagaism, animism
Languages Langanese 60%, mahomanay 20%, Kaliyatran 10%, Kedayuh 5%, other 5%
Government
Type Kaliyatra protectorate
Capital Champaka
Largest city Sakarama
Economy
Main exports Agriculture, fruit, livestock, obsidian, rice, tin, copper, timber
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Langa is a volcanic island arc extending west from Taksaka island. It is one of the largest and most populous islands in Suwarnabumi, with more than 18 million people. Langa is almost entirely of volcanic origin.

Like other islands in Suwarnabumi, Langa is a melting pot of different cultures and religions. In ages past, it was deeply rooted in the belief of snake-gods with the coming of the nagari and their religion. Thalathanism, which came after Nagaism, was introduced by foreign traders. When the early kings of Langa converted to Thalathansim, so did its people.

Almost 90 percent of Langanese are Thalathanists, but small Nagaist communities are scattered throughout the island, usually on the eastern side of the Langa, near the coast of Taksaka island. Veraist communities are known to exist, primarily among the Hao Kedayuh.

The Pahanari Commerce Guild has several fortified outposts on the coast of western Langa. With influence from the Pahanari, the Langanese people converted to Thalathanism.

History

Jukang was the earliest of Langanese kingdoms. A few hundred years later, Naram, Salangara, and the nagari kingdom of Layarang were established on the Langanese archipelago. It is wrong to call any of these kingdoms, because many lacked central government or defined borders. Alliegances between the kingdoms in Langa changed often.

The influence of the kings of Langa began to decline after the fall of Naram. Naram became a vassal kingdom to the growing Kaliyatra empire. After Jukang and Sakarama had been incorporated under Kaliyatra, Salangara was the last Langanese kingdom attacked and defeated by the Kaliyatra and its allies. Among those allies were the mahomanay, mountain-dwelling nonhumans.

The Kaliyatra rulers employed both diplomacy an strategic alliances to fortify its position in Langa. Following the absorption of Langa into the Kaliyatra empire, Champaka, became the trade gateway and among the wealthiest ports of the Suwarnabumi archieplago.

Important sites

Conflicts and intrigues

Mahomany that live in Langa are the largest nonhuman minority, and live in communities separated from the Langanese majority. Racial tensions between humans and nonhumans are quite high in Langa. In the past, the mahomanay fought on the side of the Kaliyatra against the Langanese people. With the Kaliyatra's influence in the region, the Langanese grudgudly accept the mahomanay's presence, although Violent clashes between the groups do occur.

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