Republic of Dayganistan
Jomhūrī-ye Dayġānestān (Dehqani) Da Dayġānestān Jumhoryat (Pukhtun)
|Official languages||Dehqani Varkani|
|Ethnic groups||Dehqani - 50%
Pukhtun - 35% Varkani - 20%Other - 5%
• 2018 estimate
|GDP (nominal)||2019 estimate|
• Per capita
The Republic of Dayganistan is a nation located on the continent of Catai, where it borders. The region now know as Dayganistan has been inhabited since antiquity, with nomadic groups living in the deserts, while more permanent settlements were founded along the coast and in the mountainous highlands. It is still unknown which of these ancient groups are the ancestors of the modern Daygani people, but they are believed to have come from a mountainous region.
The modern Daygani state was established in the 18th century with the establishment of the Hamidi Dynasty by Mohamed Shah Hamidi, who consolidated control to the modern borders of Dayganistan from his court at Khanabad, uniting various tribal groups against foreign rule. The Hamidi Dynasty was overthrown in the 1920s as rule became more oppressive in the hopes of modernizing the country. Dayganistan transitioned to a democracy as a result. Today, however, Dayganistan has been widely accepted as moving back towards authoritarian rule.
Geography and Climate
Dayganistan is a geographically diverse country. The majority of the nation ranges from semi-arid to desert, although dense green areas can be found around rivers in the desert regions, as well as at higher elevations in the mountains. The nation is also heavily mountainous, especially in the east, north, and center of the country. Many of these mountains are arid at lower altitudes, but dense alpine forests can be found at higher elevations. With the exception of the coastal region, the nation is generally at a higher altitude than other nearby nations. This generally leads to cooler temperatures, especially in the mountainous regions. It is not uncommon to see snow during the winter throughout most of Dayganistan, save for the coastal region near Bandar-e-Shah, which experiences a Mediterranean climate. However, temperatures can rise drastically in the summer, with temperatures approaching or even surpassing 40 degrees Celsius being the norm throughout the country.
Dayganistan has a total population of 80 million (2018 estimate). The population overwhelemingly adheres to the religion of Irsad.
The largest city in Dayganistan is the capital, Khanabad, with a population of approximately 8 million people, or nearly 10 million if the entire metropolitan area is taken into account. The next largest city is Bandar-e-Shah, Dayganistan's major port and a popular tourist destination, with a population of approximately 6 million.
The largest ethnic group in Dayganistan are the Dehqani people, accounting for 50% of the population. They are closely related to other Dehqani speaking peoples in Sifhar, and most closely related to the Dehqani speakers of Hisaristan. The Pukhtuns are the next largest at 35%. They are a related, but distinct ethnic group to the Dehqanis. The Pukhtun language is in the same family as Dehqani, but has a limited degree of mutual intelligibility. The final of the three major ethnic groups are the Varkani people. These are unrelated to either the Dehqani or Pukhtuns. They speak an unrelated language that is not part of the same family, practice a distinct culture, and a large number of them adhere to non-Irsadic faiths.