The Kingdom of Jaihu
|Vajaihancha XIV the Great|
The Kingdom of Jaihu is a proud nation of hardworking simple people who enjoy being ruled by a benevolent leader. Any outside interference with internal affairs is severely frowned upon.
Our Capital city is named Zao Jaihu.
Jaihu is located in the central plain near the Golden River. Most archaeologists consider the site to be one of the earliest examples of the Oriental culture. Archaeological evidence shows early settlement around 7000 BCE. At one time, it was “a complex and highly organised Neolithic society,” home to at least 350.000 people and perhaps even 800.000. The Golden River flooded many sites which were often rebuilt and typically featured a large moat surrounding the settlement.
No one but King Vajaihancha XIV the Great knows the complete details of the birth of our nation and this is the way that the Supreme Jaihuian Council wishes it to stay. There has been much rumour and conjecture in the foreign press that King Vajaihancha XIV the Great became the Grand Pooba of Jaihu through a complicated series of bizarre gardening accidents... Let me assure you that this could not be further from the truth.
King Vajaihancha XIV the Great tells us that the Jaihuian people are an ancient and noble race that came to the Eurth in the belly of a giant fire breathing dragon. This is accepted as fact. His Royal Jaihuiness further tells us that he was chosen by this giant fire breathing dragon to be our Glorious Leader before time itself. This is also accepted as fact. In conclusion, King Vajaihancha XIV the Great tells us that we should show extreme indignation to those who would suggest that our Magnificant King is in his position due to a series of bizarre gardening accidents as we are a people with Great knowledge of agriculture and that, my friends, is no accident.
Our governing philosophy is simple: you respect the Jaihu and the Jaihu will respect you. You disrespect the Jaihu and the Jaihu will ensure that you meet an untimely and very painful end.
- Leadership: His Royal Jaihuiness, The Grand Pooba himself... King Vajaihancha XIV the Great.
- Government official: Steve D'Jaihu, Junior Under Secretary of State responsible for Tourism, Culture, Sport and Intergovernmental Affairs
The inhabitants of Jiahu cultivate foxtail millet and rice. While millet cultivation is common in the Oriental culture, rice cultivation at Jaihu is unique and supports the theory that Jaihu was a separate culture from the Oriental grouping. A difference in the local climate, moisture and soil conditions has made cultivating rice more difficult. Jaihu rice cultivation is one of the most commonly found, and the most northerly found. The rice is a kind of short-grained japonica rice. Scholars think the earliest domesticated rice belonged to the long-grain jindica subspecies.
Jiahan people enjoy good health. The average life expectancy is around 80, representing a superb life expectancy. Burials in Jaihu are accompanied by burial offerings. Burial objects range from pottery to tortoise shells. Burial offerings vary between individuals and are linked to the skills they displayed in life, providing evidence of an early specialisation of labour. The labour specialisation, from most common to most rare, includes farmers, herdsmen, fishermen, hunters, potters, musicians, and a tribal priest.
The native language is Jaihuian, although Anglish, Oharic and Yebru are spoken and understood by the majority of the Jaihuian people.