Most of these states and territories are on the north coast of the continent of Aheku and are peopled by Ikhe. Ikhe are one of the three sapient species of Tekuo.
Mohai is an island to the north of Aheku. It has an area of 162,350 square kilometres (62,683 square miles), approximately 450 miles by 150. The population stands at 13,280,000. This works out at 82 per square kilometre.
Mohai was the ancient home of the Senduri, before the Dahu arrived. The Dahu conquered much of north-west Aheku. Later, it was absorbed into the Kemba Empire. Mohai attained independence in the early modern era. At this point, Lemohai (an Eastern Dahu language) became the official language and its people became known as the Romohai.
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This post is the counterpart to the previous wherein I outlined the changes I have made to the concept of my study area. This post states what I am doing to content posts and subject metadata to realise the changes to the scenario.
As luck would have it, not much change is required on the site. I will now list all the posts, categories and tags I need to alter. I will update this post to record when changes are made.
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This post brings together my current thoughts on the overall scenario discussed on mohai.conlang.org.
There needs to be a plausible number of peoples and languages in the study area. I mostly have this now. The site looks at the north coast of the continent of Aheku and focuses on the island of Mohai. The timeline post notes the existence of Etsuri and Pekau, mainland states speaking languages from the same Dahu language family as Lemohai. Other unnamed Dahu states are hinted at.
The existence of Heiko is well-documented. This is Mohai’s main rival for power within its culture sphere. Heitak speaks a language from the Kemba family and the existence of other Kemba language states is hinted at.
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Before we go much further, I think it’s time for an overview of the main linguistic, religious and political developments in the study area. The three are very much intertwined. Other topics will get their own timelines when the need arises.
Dates for events are given below in the Zayedin calendar. They are expressed as years before or after the Proclamation of the Faith in the year we call 1154 A.D. In the Zayedin calendar, this is Year Zero. It inaugurates Omun Zeikan, the Age of Light. Earlier dates are expressed negatively. These belong to Omun Hemwan, the Age of Error.
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More site news, but here, at least, I start to move towards actual content. The Mohai Project is, as noted, a study of the island of Mohai. To study Mohai properly though, I will need to look at the neighbours it interacts most with.
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