|State Motto|| (Chamba) "Ugi Monota Mbo Noja"|
(Shayesa) "Ui Monota Bo Noja"
(Ayanga) "I Monota Og Selamb"
|• Ingliz||"One Monota For All"|
|State Anthem||"Uten Hausoli"|
|Official language||Chamba, Shayesa, Ayanga|
|Administrative Divisions||10 provinces and 1 federal district|
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The Federal Republic of Monota is a nation that is part of the continent of Kijana Hian. Monota borders ???? to the north and ???? to the south. Monota is a lively nation, known across the world for its friendly, hospitable people, its music, and its cuisine. Once home to a vast kingdom, the nation is proud of its long, interesting history.
- Main article: History of Monota
Monota was the center of the Chamba Kingdom which existed from the 14th century to the 19th century. At its height, the Chamba Kingdom encompassed much of the continent of Kijana. However, various rebellions by the many tribes under the kingdom's banner would reduce the kingdom to more-or-less present-day Monota by 1872. King Shiswoli, a more liberal ruler, would rename his dominion the Kingdom of Monota, to better represent the kingdom's minorities: the Shayesa and the Ayanga.
The kingdom met its demise in 2077, when the Monotan people overthrew the monarchy and installed a popularly-elected government, becoming the first nation in Kijana to fully democratize. Since then, Monota has been a stable nation in this part of Aurora and a forebearer of pro-Kijanan determination.
- Main article: Politics in Monota
Monota was the first nation in Kijana to fully democratize, and all Monotans, whether Chamba, Shayesa or Ayanga, have great pride in the federal republic system that has remained intact and fruitful since its creation in 2077.
Monota is led by a Premier, which serves as both head of state and head of government. The federal government is unicameral and represents provinces based on population. The Premier and all legislative representatives are elected directly by the populace.
Monota is divided into ten provinces and one federal district:
- Demanga Selombo [D.S.] (Federal District)
Geography and Climate
Monota is situated on a narrow part of the continent of Kijana, at a depression in the mountain ranges that follow the length of the continent. In the interior of the nation, between mountains, lie several large lakes. The major population centres of Monota lie alongside these lakes as well as various rivers that connect to them.
Monota's population is mostly located in the interior of the nation, due to the fact that the land is more arable and the climate is more comfortable than on both coasts. The northeast and east coasts feature shrubland and savanna climates, and are arid. The west coast is covered with jungle forests and have mostly hot and humid weather during the year. The interior can also get hot in summer months, but becomes somewhat mild in the winter months.
Monota is considered a third-world nation. While people in some cities such as Demato enjoy good living conditions, poverty is not uncommon in some areas in the countryside, especially in the more arid areas or the forested jungle regions.
The primary industry of Monota is still agriculture. Monota exports a number of crops. Agubai tea is the leading export. Monota is also known for many fruits, including oranges, lemons and pineapples that are grown in the southeast. Wheat, coffee and poultry products are also exported. Outside of foods, Monota produces a lot of textile goods, including cotton and silk goods.
Monota also produces many bicycles, although these tend to be mainly for domestic sales.
The Monotan people are regarded as some of the friendliest people in the entire world. Perhaps due to the tropical location of Monota, the people are laid-back, hospitable, caring, always smiling and always laughing. Monotans are a dark-skinned Kijanan people.
The largest ethnic group in Monota is the Chamba, which make up about 54% of the population. The Chamba mostly reside in the east. The Shayesa, which make up about 30% of the population, mostly reside in the west and southwest portions of the country. Finally, the Ayanga reside in the northwest corner of Monota and make up about 13% of the population.
Monota has three official languages: Chamba, Shayesa and Ayanga. Each language is primarily spoken by the corresponding ethnic group, with roughly the same percentages. The national government equally utilizes all three languages, and signs on national roads have all three present. Nowadays, an unofficial prerequisite for politicians is to be able to speak two or three of the official lanugages.
Chamba and Shayesa, in particular, are closely related, and speakers of one can usually get the gist of conversation in another. Ayanga, while also a member of the same language branch, is a little more distant, perhaps due to the Ayanga people's history of isolation.
A number of Monotans can speak Ingliz, especially in the largest cities.
The native religion of Monota is Najingi, a polytheistic religion. All three ethnic groups primarily practice this religion.
Traditionally, Monotan households lived in groups of round grass huts in the center of their land. Community and government buildings were bigger versions of these huts. In modern Monota, houses are similar to those in other areas of Aurora; they're made of brick and/or plaster.
Monotan cuisine is renown the world over. Monotan cuisine is known for its flavor and spices. Belumi jikinu, a chicken dish with spicy sauce, is the most famous Monotan dish in the world. Chicken is the meat of choice for Monotan families. Pork, once considered unclean, is being increasingly served. Seafood is popular as well. Other staple foods include rice and oats. The drink of choice is agubai tea, made from tea leaves found only in Monota.
- Main article: Music in Monota
Monotans love music. In each city there are many music clubs, and they are always packed any day of the week. People always buy the latest records and tune into the local music radio station for their favorite tunes. The most popular form of music in Monota is bomula, which means "dancing music" in Monotan. Bomula is derived from sebukike, the traditional music of Monota. Sebukike is still popular in its own right, especially with the older generation. Other forms of music are on the rise as well.
- Main article: Sports in Monota
One thing that brings Monotans of all walks of life together is their love of sports. It is said that every Monotan participates in one sport or another. As for spectator sporting, Monota is a sports lover’s paradise. The professional football league, Monota’s most popular, is avidly followed, and the same can be said for the basketball league.