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[[File:Jungle.png|thumb|right|Transition tropical woodland, where many Chalmean communities live]]
 
[[File:Jungle.png|thumb|right|Transition tropical woodland, where many Chalmean communities live]]
The Chalmeans, [endonym '''Chálmè Bêwísto''', lit. the Civilized Folk, the Orderly Folk] are the most numerous and technologically advanced of the human groups that inhabit the Chalmean landmass.
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The Chalmeans, [endonym '''Chálmè Bêwísto''', lit. the Civilized Folk, the Orderly Folk] are the most numerous and technologically advanced of the human groups that inhabit the Chalmean landmass. They are farmers as well as hunter gatherers with a seminomadic lifestyle and
   
 
==Overview==
 
==Overview==
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They are concentrated along the south-eastern coast of the landmass, mainly in coastal or fluvial areas. The Chalmean islands are mostly covered in thick tropical rainforest, but the southernmost regions of it have been deforestated as a consequence of human activities, either intentionally or as a consequence of accidental forest fires. They are semisedentary and inhabit relatively large (100~300 people) settlements that are not really dense and organized along family-based barrios, but they have a significant migratory population of young men. The women, girls and young boys live in longhouses made out of stone and woven branches, generally more than one family per longhouse, while adult men reside alone in small workshop-houses called Lesâc. Around 15% of men are polyginous. Political power is shared between two headmen; the Málakû and the Seblécû, which translate roughly as Great Hunter and Great General. A woman may be Seblécii (masc. Seblécû), but the Málacû is always a man. They have semi-inherited slavery, but slaves are owned by the community and not by individuals.
 
They are concentrated along the south-eastern coast of the landmass, mainly in coastal or fluvial areas. The Chalmean islands are mostly covered in thick tropical rainforest, but the southernmost regions of it have been deforestated as a consequence of human activities, either intentionally or as a consequence of accidental forest fires. They are semisedentary and inhabit relatively large (100~300 people) settlements that are not really dense and organized along family-based barrios, but they have a significant migratory population of young men. The women, girls and young boys live in longhouses made out of stone and woven branches, generally more than one family per longhouse, while adult men reside alone in small workshop-houses called Lesâc. Around 15% of men are polyginous. Political power is shared between two headmen; the Málakû and the Seblécû, which translate roughly as Great Hunter and Great General. A woman may be Seblécii (masc. Seblécû), but the Málacû is always a man. They have semi-inherited slavery, but slaves are owned by the community and not by individuals.
   
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==Phisical Characteristics and Biotypes==
==Subgroups==
 
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The Chalmean phisiology is fairly heterogeneous, likely because of the multiple genetic origins of the current population. Chalmea was populated by three groups, of which one of them adquired cultural hegemony during the mesolithic and eventually galvanized the culture of the southeastern coast through trade and exogamous marriage.
 
 
 
 
There are three prominent sub-groups of Chalmean peoples along the east coast of the landmass; those from the southern regions, the main group which inhabits the Chìwílco and Tûla river basins, and the northerners.
 
   
 
==Culture==
 
==Culture==

Revision as of 23:36, 27 November 2010

Transition tropical woodland, where many Chalmean communities live

The Chalmeans, [endonym Chálmè Bêwísto, lit. the Civilized Folk, the Orderly Folk] are the most numerous and technologically advanced of the human groups that inhabit the Chalmean landmass. They are farmers as well as hunter gatherers with a seminomadic lifestyle and

Overview

They are concentrated along the south-eastern coast of the landmass, mainly in coastal or fluvial areas. The Chalmean islands are mostly covered in thick tropical rainforest, but the southernmost regions of it have been deforestated as a consequence of human activities, either intentionally or as a consequence of accidental forest fires. They are semisedentary and inhabit relatively large (100~300 people) settlements that are not really dense and organized along family-based barrios, but they have a significant migratory population of young men. The women, girls and young boys live in longhouses made out of stone and woven branches, generally more than one family per longhouse, while adult men reside alone in small workshop-houses called Lesâc. Around 15% of men are polyginous. Political power is shared between two headmen; the Málakû and the Seblécû, which translate roughly as Great Hunter and Great General. A woman may be Seblécii (masc. Seblécû), but the Málacû is always a man. They have semi-inherited slavery, but slaves are owned by the community and not by individuals.

Phisical Characteristics and Biotypes

The Chalmean phisiology is fairly heterogeneous, likely because of the multiple genetic origins of the current population. Chalmea was populated by three groups, of which one of them adquired cultural hegemony during the mesolithic and eventually galvanized the culture of the southeastern coast through trade and exogamous marriage.

Culture

main article: neolithic Chalmean culture

Religion

Philosophy

Art

Society

Kinship

Communal Slavery

Politics

Relationships with Other Peoples

Economy

Their economics consist of a mixed agricultural and hunter-gatherer matrix, in different proportions depending on the regions; the people from the north, where Jungle and Woodland are more common and where soil is worse, tend to rely more heavily on gathering and hunting, while the southern Chalmeans grow their food more. A native kind of wild rice is the most common crop grown,but vegetables like sweet potatoes, onions, garlic and figs are cultivated too. There is also a significant degree of wild tree silviculture, where people care for, clean up, and even talk to, naturally-ocurring trees of particular economic value, such as fruit trees or those where useful fungi grow.

Agriculture

Rice, Chalmea's main crop

Fishing

Hunting

Gathering

Silviculture