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The '''Xalmusi People''' are a Muslim-majority ethnic group native to [[Xalesia]], specifically in areas on the eastern borders of the regions of Labora and Mescarla. The Xalmusi identity of today is of early-modern origin, with historians believing it to have arisen sometime around the mid to late 1700s. Their {{wp|ethnonym}} is derived from their ancestors, the Musi, which itself was an old Xalesian term for Muslim. 'Xalmusi' therefore literally means 'Xalesian Muslim'.
 
The '''Xalmusi People''' are a Muslim-majority ethnic group native to [[Xalesia]], specifically in areas on the eastern borders of the regions of Labora and Mescarla. The Xalmusi identity of today is of early-modern origin, with historians believing it to have arisen sometime around the mid to late 1700s. Their {{wp|ethnonym}} is derived from their ancestors, the Musi, which itself was an old Xalesian term for Muslim. 'Xalmusi' therefore literally means 'Xalesian Muslim'.
  
The Xalmusi speak Xalmusi Latin. Xalmusi Latin is a variation of Xalesian Latin, and many words and phrases are similar if not the same. However, Xalmusi Latin is also greatly influenced by Arabic, which was the language of the the Xalmusi's Musi ancestors. Xalmusi Latin therefore has a number of different rules of punctuation and sentence structure and many letters are also pronounced differently. Xalmusi Latin is spoken almost exclusively by the Xalmusi, with very few outside the group being able to speak it. However, almost all Xalmusi can also speak Xalesian Latin as a second language. Xalmusi Latin is also an official language of Xalesia, and the government has made efforts in recent decades to ensure its survival and that it is not simply replaced by Xalesian Latin.
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The Xalmusi speak Xalmusi Latin. Xalmusi Latin is a variation of Xalesian Latin, and many words and phrases are similar if not the same. However, Xalmusi Latin is also greatly influenced by Arabic, which was the language of the the Xalmusi's Musi ancestors. Xalmusi Latin therefore has a number of different rules of punctuation and sentence structure, and many letters are also pronounced differently. Xalmusi Latin is spoken almost exclusively by the Xalmusi, with very few outside the group being able to speak it. However, almost all Xalmusi can also speak Xalesian Latin as a second language. Xalmusi Latin is also an official language of Xalesia, and the government has made efforts in recent decades to ensure its survival and that it is not simply replaced by Xalesian Latin.
  
 
The Xalmusi of today are descended from the aforementioned Musi, along with the native Xalesians the Musi interbred with over the centuries. The Musi themselves were originally a group of Sunni Arabs from Western Audonia who are believed to have fled the continent in the mid-1600s due to rising levels of persecution from the Shia Sultan that they lived under. These Arabs would sail across the Istroya Sea and would land on Eastern Sarpedon. Here the Arab refugees would make their home and they would go on to convert large amounts of the native populations resulting in the eventual founding of states such as Qustantistan. Not all of these Arabs would settle on the coast of eastern Audonia, however. A large group would continue their travels westward until they arrived in Xalesia. These Arabs would become known as the Musi and are the ancestors of the Xalmusi we see today.
 
The Xalmusi of today are descended from the aforementioned Musi, along with the native Xalesians the Musi interbred with over the centuries. The Musi themselves were originally a group of Sunni Arabs from Western Audonia who are believed to have fled the continent in the mid-1600s due to rising levels of persecution from the Shia Sultan that they lived under. These Arabs would sail across the Istroya Sea and would land on Eastern Sarpedon. Here the Arab refugees would make their home and they would go on to convert large amounts of the native populations resulting in the eventual founding of states such as Qustantistan. Not all of these Arabs would settle on the coast of eastern Audonia, however. A large group would continue their travels westward until they arrived in Xalesia. These Arabs would become known as the Musi and are the ancestors of the Xalmusi we see today.
  
For most of their history the Xalmusi were often viewed as second-class citizens in Xalesia, mainly due to their foreign faith. This has changed in the last century or so, however. The Xalmusi were some of the most vocal critics of the Caphirian occupation, and they suffered a harsh treatment under their rule. This changed many Xalesian's perspective of of the Xalmusi, and over the following decades, they slowly became more and more accepted in Xalesian society. Nowadays the Xalmusi are more or less and equal part of Xalesian society, and very little stigma remains about them or their faith.
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For most of their history the Xalmusi were often viewed as second-class citizens in Xalesia, mainly due to their foreign faith. This has changed in the last century or so, however. The Xalmusi were some of the most vocal critics of the Caphirian occupation, and they suffered harsh treatment under their rule. This changed many Xalesian's perspective of the Xalmusi, and over the following decades they slowly became more and more accepted in Xalesian society. Nowadays the Xalmusi are more or less an equal part of Xalesian society, and very little stigma remains about them or their faith.
  
The Xalmusi population is unfortunately in decline. Over the centuries, many Xalmusi converted to Catholicism and married into Xalesian families to escape the stigma they once faced. Although this stigma is gone, as the years go on the Xalmusi continue to integrate, now with more ease than ever. It is though that by 2100 that, due to a growing ethnic Xalesian population, the Xalmusi could be completely subsumed into the Xalesian culture. This wouldn't be a bad thing per se, but it would likely mean the death of the Xalmusi culture and of Xalmusi Latin as a spoken language.
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The Xalmusi population is unfortunately in decline. Over the centuries, many Xalmusi converted to Catholicism and married into Xalesian families to escape the stigma they once faced. Although this stigma is gone, as the years go on the Xalmusi continue to integrate, now with more ease than ever. It is thought that by 2100 that, due to a growing ethnic Xalesian population, the Xalmusi could be completely subsumed into the Xalesian culture. This wouldn't be a bad thing per se, but it would likely mean the death of the Xalmusi culture and of Xalmusi Latin as a spoken language.
  
 
==History==
 
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Latest revision as of 11:20, 12 October 2019

Xalmusi People
Total population
1.6~ Million
Regions with significant populations
Labora916,816
Mescarla727,411
Languages
Xalmusi Latin, Xalesian Latin
Religion
Sunni Islam, Xalesian Catholicism

The Xalmusi People are a Muslim-majority ethnic group native to Xalesia, specifically in areas on the eastern borders of the regions of Labora and Mescarla. The Xalmusi identity of today is of early-modern origin, with historians believing it to have arisen sometime around the mid to late 1700s. Their ethnonym is derived from their ancestors, the Musi, which itself was an old Xalesian term for Muslim. 'Xalmusi' therefore literally means 'Xalesian Muslim'.

The Xalmusi speak Xalmusi Latin. Xalmusi Latin is a variation of Xalesian Latin, and many words and phrases are similar if not the same. However, Xalmusi Latin is also greatly influenced by Arabic, which was the language of the the Xalmusi's Musi ancestors. Xalmusi Latin therefore has a number of different rules of punctuation and sentence structure, and many letters are also pronounced differently. Xalmusi Latin is spoken almost exclusively by the Xalmusi, with very few outside the group being able to speak it. However, almost all Xalmusi can also speak Xalesian Latin as a second language. Xalmusi Latin is also an official language of Xalesia, and the government has made efforts in recent decades to ensure its survival and that it is not simply replaced by Xalesian Latin.

The Xalmusi of today are descended from the aforementioned Musi, along with the native Xalesians the Musi interbred with over the centuries. The Musi themselves were originally a group of Sunni Arabs from Western Audonia who are believed to have fled the continent in the mid-1600s due to rising levels of persecution from the Shia Sultan that they lived under. These Arabs would sail across the Istroya Sea and would land on Eastern Sarpedon. Here the Arab refugees would make their home and they would go on to convert large amounts of the native populations resulting in the eventual founding of states such as Qustantistan. Not all of these Arabs would settle on the coast of eastern Audonia, however. A large group would continue their travels westward until they arrived in Xalesia. These Arabs would become known as the Musi and are the ancestors of the Xalmusi we see today.

For most of their history the Xalmusi were often viewed as second-class citizens in Xalesia, mainly due to their foreign faith. This has changed in the last century or so, however. The Xalmusi were some of the most vocal critics of the Caphirian occupation, and they suffered harsh treatment under their rule. This changed many Xalesian's perspective of the Xalmusi, and over the following decades they slowly became more and more accepted in Xalesian society. Nowadays the Xalmusi are more or less an equal part of Xalesian society, and very little stigma remains about them or their faith.

The Xalmusi population is unfortunately in decline. Over the centuries, many Xalmusi converted to Catholicism and married into Xalesian families to escape the stigma they once faced. Although this stigma is gone, as the years go on the Xalmusi continue to integrate, now with more ease than ever. It is thought that by 2100 that, due to a growing ethnic Xalesian population, the Xalmusi could be completely subsumed into the Xalesian culture. This wouldn't be a bad thing per se, but it would likely mean the death of the Xalmusi culture and of Xalmusi Latin as a spoken language.

History

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