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The name Orient derives from oriens, the Aroman word meaning "rising" or "to rise". This refers to the place where the San rises. In Proto-Europan the name may have been āmrei or āmros ("morning"). In Oharic the name t’ewati ("morning") is also used.
The Orient is a subcontinent in eastern Europa, home to several nations. It is bordered by the other subcontinent of Burania to the north, Amutia in the west, Azania to the southwest, and includes the most Northeastern islands of Marenesia.
Depending on the definition, the core subcontinent contains the following nations.
- Ide Jima
- Safiloa (also considered part of Marenesia)
- San Ba
Following a broader definition, the Orient can also include:
- Damak Var
- Rohini (dependency of Orioni in Thalassa)
- Volsci (also considered part of Burania)
- North: Orient protected from Buranian raids by mercenaries who were allowed to settle the mountain passes in return for military service. --> Qardania + Karthenia (Qara = black; Dan = valley or Dane)
- East: Golden River civilisation based around Jaihu and Koku (!Mekong + !Yangtze) is one of the oldest. Cycles of fracturing + consolidation. (!East Asia + !South Asia)
- South: archipelago civilisations, Orioni, Safiloa, and Pearl Road trade system. (!Southeast Asia)
- West: Shakyan principalities have the closest contact with Amutia. (!India) These include Youtabonia and Mirian Republic, north of that long river. To the south of that river are the Koliyan clans of present-day Kotowari and Sarvoski. Their daughters were married to the chiefs of the Shakyans.
- Explain Rekamgil --> !Bangladesh.
- Explain Sarvoski (or move to Burania).
- Explain Tamurin --> !Tamils / Sri Lanka, governed by !German nobles after 11th Century conquest.
- Explain Mekabiri --> !Persia or a similar culture that will let us build a bridge between east and west.