Culture

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The culture represents the customs and technologies that a character or county uses. Rulers can change a county's culture by ordering their Steward to complete the Task promote culture.png Promote Culture council task.

Counties will have lowered popular opinion with their direct Liege if they belong to a different culture and especially heritage. Characters can avoid this by granting the county title to a vassal of the same heritage as the target county.

A ruler can convert to the culture of their Realm Capital at the cost of  Prestige, provided that their Court Chaplain endorses them. Every close family member sharing the ruler's culture will adopt the new culture. Vassals sharing the ruler's culture that own counties with the new culture can decide to adopt it as well.

Culture head[edit | edit source]

Each culture with at least one ruler has a Culture Head. The Culture Head is always the adult character who owns the most counties of said culture.

Culture Heads can choose an Innovation to become a Cultural Fascination, which will improve its discovery progress by +20%, with an additional +1% per cultural head  Learning skill. The cultural fascination can be changed at any time.

Culture Heads can add new traditions to their culture if empty traditions slots are available. If the Royal Court DLC is enabled, Culture Heads can also reform or hybridize their culture. Adding traditions and reforming a culture takes a number of years to come into effect, depending on the number of said culture's counties. AI Culture Heads may add traditions, but will not directly replace one tradition with another. If a culture head is of a monogamous faith with a spiritual head of faith, the culture head may be given the option to remove Concubinage or Polygamy from their culture at the request of the head of faith via event.

Cultural acceptance[edit | edit source]

Cultural Acceptance determines how much  Opinion penalty two cultures have towards each other. If the Royal Court DLC is enabled, it also determines whether two cultures of different heritage can create a hybrid culture. If two counties of different cultures border each other, the cultures will gain 1% Cultural Acceptance towards each other each year. Cultural Acceptance decays at a rate of 0.1% per year. The minimum acceptance between two cultures will be the following:

  • +20 if both cultures share the same heritage
  • +10 if both cultures share the same language
  • +10 if both cultures share the same ethos and are located within the same geographic region
  • +5 if most counties of both cultures share the same religion
  • +10 if most counties of both cultures share the same faith
  • +5 if most counties of both cultures have an eastern faith
  • +10 if most counties of both cultures have pluralistic faiths and are located within the same geographic region

Cultural pillars[edit | edit source]

Each culture has 5 cultural pillars: Heritage, Language, Aesthetics, Martial Custom and Ethos.

  • Heritage represents a culture's origin and prevents creating hybrid cultures if both cultures share it. Heritage can never be changed.
  • Language represents the language that all characters and counties of a culture speak, and determines the default birth names, as well as the title naming and how the culture's knights are called. If a character converts to a culture with a different language, they will instantly learn it.
  • Aesthetics determine the naming practices as well as the appearance of architecture, armies, clothes and coat of arms.
  • Martial Custom determines what genders can act as Commanders and Knights and requires the Royal Court DLC. Without it the faith's View on Gender doctrine determines it.

Ethos[edit | edit source]

Each culture will have an ethos, which represents the core values, principles and attitude towards life that the culture has. It also determines which court types are available for kingdoms and empires. In the Royal Court DLC, reforming a culture's ethos costs 20000  Prestige. Tribal AI Cultural Heads will never choose the Courtly ethos.

Ethos Effects Available court types Description
Diplomatic Warlike Administrative Intrigue Scholarly
Bellicose
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  • Mercenary.png +50% Available Mercenary Companies
  • +2 Prowess
  • −10% Men-at-Arms Recruitment Cost
  • −10% Men-at-Arms Maintenance
  • +10% Levy Size
No Yes No Yes No This culture considers conflict and violence to be necessary states of existence; ingrained in its people is the idea that one should stand up and fight for their own.
Bureaucratic
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  • Focus invalid.png +5% Monthly Lifestyle Experience
  • +15% Cultural Fascination Progress
  • +15% Development Growth
No Yes Yes No No No culture lasts longer than its oldest record, and this culture believes in accounting so meticulous as to guarantee immortality.
Communal
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  • −15% Same Culture Mercenary Hire Cost
  • +5 Close Family Opinion
  • −10% Building Construction Cost
  • −10% Building Construction Time
No No Yes Yes No This culture values the bonds of community above all else, fostering great loyalty and dedication by working together towards common goals.
Courtly
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  • +10% Monthly Prestige
  • −15% Title Creation Cost
  • +5 House Opinion
  • +5 Court Grandeur
Yes No No No Yes The ceremony of court life is so integral to this culture that it forms a core part of people's social behavior. A place for everyone, and everyone in their place.
Egalitarian
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  • +35% Cultural Acceptance Gain
  • +10 Vassal Limit
  • +5 Different Culture Opinion
  • +5 Different Faith Opinion
Yes No Yes No No Intolerance and isolationism may be the way for others, but this culture recognizes that accepting difference is far better than annihilating it.
Spiritual
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  • +10% Monthly Piety
  • +15% Control Growth
  • −20% Faith Creation and Reformation Cost
No No Yes No Yes While some cultures turn to war and others to worldly knowledge, this culture places its trust in the only constant throughout its history - the divine. Spirituality is the only way forward in a harsh and uncaring world.
Stoic
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  • +5 Defender Advantage
  • −15% Stress Gain
  • Death natural.png −15% Friendly Fatal Casualties
  • +0.25 Disease Resistance Health Boost
Yes Yes No No No This culture believes in standing strong like a mountain, taking any and all hardships that life may throw at them and enduring them all with grim determination and an indomitable spirit.

New cultures[edit | edit source]

There are three ways through which a new culture can be formed: decisions, divergence and hybridization. All options cost  Prestige and the latter two require the Royal Court DLC.

  • Decision cultures are created by certain decisions and will always start with the same set of pillars and traditions.
  • Divergent cultures can be created at any point. Ethos can be freely changed. Language can be changed as long as a culture that has the target language as a pillar occupies at least 10% of the realm's counties, borders the character's culture, and has at least 25% acceptance of it (each condition can be met by a different culture that has the target language as a pillar). Martial Custom can be changed as long as the gender succession law favors the same gender. Aesthetics cannot be changed unless creating a culture divergence that took place historically. Traditions can be changed for a cost. The base cost of creating a divergent culture depends on how little of the original culture the ruler causing the divergence controls.
  • Hybrid cultures can be created between two cultures with at least 40% Cultural Acceptance by a ruler that has counties of both cultures within their realm. Depending on game settings it might also require both cultures to be old enough. The hybrid culture can choose cultural pillars, traditions and aesthetics from either parent culture, will gain all innovations known by either culture and will start with 100% Cultural Acceptance with both parents cultures. The cost of creating a hybrid culture decreases based on the current Cultural Acceptance between the two parent cultures. The size of the hybrid culture will depend on how much Cultural Acceptance has been built when creating the hybrid culture. The Promote Culture steward task will have its efficiency increased for a few years in counties belonging to either parent culture. By default hybrid cultures will be given the name of their parent cultures connected by a hyphen, though some hybrids have custom names by default.
    • If a ruler does not share the culture of their realm capital and the two cultures meet the requirements to create a hybrid culture is a 5% chance each year that the ruler will be given the option to create a hybrid culture. While it is free it does not allow its pillars or traditions to be customized and are chosen at random from the two parent cultures. The hybrid culture creation can be canceled and doing so will grant +5% Cultural Acceptance. This sort of hybridization cannot take place if either culture has the Staunch Traditionalists tradition.

List of cultures[edit | edit source]

Culture divergences that take place after the start date can be stopped by a player who controls 80% of the counties from the original culture.

Norse architecture will have Continental European appearance and Norse fashion will have Northern European appearance if the Northern Lords DLC is not installed. Iberian architecture will have Mediterranean appearance and Iberian fashion will have Continental European appearance if the Fate of Iberia DLC is not installed.

 Heritage  Culture Ethos Traditions Language.png Language Martial custom Aesthetics.png Architecture Aesthetics.png Fashion Aesthetics.png Coat of Arms Aesthetics.png Military Equipment Origin
Akan Akan Egalitarian
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  • Bush Hunting
  • Matriarchal
  • Mystical Ancestors
  • Parochialism
Kwa Equal African
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African West African Sub-Saharan African Original
Guan Communal
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  • Bush Hunting
  • Dryland Dwellers
  • Frequent Festivities
  • Strong Believers
Kwa Equal African
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African West African Sub-Saharan African Original
Kru Stoic
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  • Bush Hunting
  • Dexterous Fishermen
  • Practiced Pirates
Kru Men Only African
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African West African Sub-Saharan African Original
Arabic Bedouin Stoic
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  • Caravaneers
  • Desert Travelers
  • Mubarizun
  • Tribal Unity
Arabic Men Only Arabic
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Abbasid Arabic Arabic Original
Egyptian Spiritual
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  • Agrarian
  • Mubarizun
  • Philosopher Culture
  • Strong Believers
Arabic Men Only Arabic
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Abbasid Arabic Arabic Original
Maghrebi Spiritual
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  • African Tolerance
  • Dexterous Fishermen
  • Dryland Dwellers
  • Mubarizun
  • Xenophilic
Arabic Men Only Arabic
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Abbasid Arabic Arabic Hybrid Bedouin/Baranis in 600
Mashriqi Spiritual
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  • Dryland Dwellers
  • Medicinal Herbalists
  • Mubarizun
  • Philosopher Culture
Arabic Men Only Arabic
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Abbasid Arabic Arabic Diverged from Bedouin in 650
Yemeni Communal
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  • Maritime Mercantilism
  • Mountain Herding
  • Mountaineers
  • Religion Blending
Arabic Men Only Arabic
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Abbasid Arabic Arabic Original
Baltic Latgalian Stoic
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  • Forest Wardens
  • Sacred Groves
  • Staunch Traditionalists with Royal Court
Baltic Men Only Continental European
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Northern European Baltic Northern European Original
Lithuanian Bellicose
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  • Forest Wardens
  • Hit-and-Run Tacticians
  • Sacred Groves
  • Strong Believers
Baltic Men Only Continental European
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Northern European Baltic Northern European Original
Prussian Bureaucratic
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  • Charismatic
  • Equitable
  • Forest Wardens
  • Sacred Groves
Baltic Men Only Continental European
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Northern European Baltic Northern European Original
Balto-Finnic Estonian Bellicose
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  • Musical Theorists
  • Coastal Warriors with Northern Lords
  • Hirds without Northern Lords
  • Staunch Traditionalists with Royal Court
Finnic Men Only Continental European
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Northern European Balto-Finnic Northern European Original
Finnish Stoic
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  • Dexterous Fishermen
  • Forest Wardens
  • Isolationist
Finnic Men Only Continental European
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Northern European Balto-Finnic Northern European Original
Karelian Stoic
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  • Forest Wardens
  • Stalwart Defenders
  • Swords for Hire
Finnic Men Only Continental European
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Northern European Balto-Finnic Northern European Original
Sami Communal
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  • Adaptive Skirmishers
  • Forest Wardens
  • Winter Warriors
Sami Men Only Continental European
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Northern European Sami Northern European Original
Vepsian Egalitarian
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  • Isolationist
  • Xenophilic
Finnic Men Only Continental European
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Northern European Balto-Finnic Northern European Original
Berber Baranis Spiritual
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  • African Tolerance
  • Family Business
  • Mountain Herding
Berber Men Only Berber
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Arabic Berber Arabic Original
Butr Stoic
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  • African Tolerance
  • Desert Ribats
  • Equal Inheritance
  • Saharan Nomads
Berber Men Only Berber
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Arabic Berber Arabic Original
Guanche Stoic
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  • Stalwart Defenders
  • Mystical Ancestors
  • Isolationist
Berber Men Only Berber
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African West African Arabic Original
Zaghawa Egalitarian
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  • African Tolerance
  • Desert Ribats
  • Saharan Nomads
Tubu Men Only Berber
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Arabic Berber Arabic Original
Brythonic Breton Communal
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  • Chanson de Geste
  • Dexterous Fishermen
  • Storytellers
  • Swords for Hire
Brythonic Men Only Continental European
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Continental European Breton Continental European Original
Cornish Communal
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  • Ancient Miners
  • Dexterous Fishermen
  • Storytellers
Brythonic Men Only Continental European
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Continental European Welsh Continental European Original
Cumbrian Stoic
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  • Concubines
  • Highland Warriors
  • Refined Poetry
  • Stalwart Defenders
Brythonic Men Only Continental European
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Continental European Scottish Continental European Original
Pictish Bellicose
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  • Concubines
  • Highland Warriors
  • Hill Dwellers
  • Refined Poetry
Brythonic Men Only Continental European
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Northern European
Continental European
Scottish Continental European Original (Dead in 1066)
Welsh Stoic
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  • Concubines
  • Highland Warriors
  • Longbow Competitions
  • Refined Poetry
Brythonic Men Only Continental European
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Continental European Welsh Continental European Original
Burman Burmese Spiritual
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  • Fervent Temple Builders
  • Frequent Festivities
  • Religion Blending
  • Royal Army
Burmese Men Only Indian
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Indian Burman Indian Original
Mon Spiritual
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  • Mystical Ancestors
  • Religious Patronage
  • Culture Blending with Royal Court
Burmese Men Only Indian
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Indian Burman Indian Original
Byzantine Alan Communal
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  • Horse Lords
  • Martial Ceremonies
  • Mountaineers
  • Steppe Tolerance
Scythian Men Only Mediterranean
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Byzantine Byzantine Eastern European Original
Armenian Stoic
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  • Eastern Roman Legacy
  • Fervent Temple Builders
  • Highland Warriors
  • Hill Dwellers
  • Strong Believers
Armenian Men Only Mediterranean
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Byzantine Byzantine Eastern European Original
Georgian Communal
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  • Castle Keepers
  • Caucasian Wolves
  • Hereditary Hierarchy
  • Metalworkers
Georgian Men Only Mediterranean
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Byzantine Byzantine Eastern European Original
Greek Bureaucratic
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  • Byzantine Traditions
  • Eastern Roman Legacy
  • Formation Fighting Experts
  • Legalistic
Greek Men Only Mediterranean
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Byzantine Byzantine Eastern European Original
Syriac Communal
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  • Caravaneers
  • Loyal Subjects
  • Philosopher Culture
  • Strong Believers
Aramaic Men Only Arabic
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Byzantine
Arabic
Byzantine Arabic Original
Central African Hausa Egalitarian
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  • Caravaneers
  • Family Business
  • Parochialism
Chadic Equal African
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African Central African Sub-Saharan African Original
Kanuri Bellicose
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  • Hit-and-Run Tacticians
  • Quarrelsome
Tubu Men Only African
City mena.png
African Central African Sub-Saharan African Original
Nupe Bellicose
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  • Musical Theorists
  • Parochialism
East Kwa Men Only African
City mena.png
African Central African Sub-Saharan African Original
Sao Stoic
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  • Agrarian
  • City Keepers
  • Dryland Dwellers
  • Parochialism
Chadic Men Only African
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African Central African Sub-Saharan African Original
Central Germanic Bavarian Spiritual
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  • Hereditary Hierarchy
  • Stand and Fight!
  • Strong Believers
High German Men Only Continental European
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Holy Roman Imperial German Continental European Original
Dutch Bureaucratic
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  • Agrarian
  • Maritime Mercantilism
  • Parochialism
  • Polders
Dutch Men Only Continental European
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Holy Roman Imperial Frisian Continental European Hybrid Frankish/Frisian in 750
Franconian Courtly
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  • Astute Diplomats
  • Castle Keepers
  • Hereditary Hierarchy
High German Men Only Continental European
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Holy Roman Imperial German Continental European Diverged from Frankish in 640
Frisian Stoic
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  • Battlefield Looters
  • Dexterous Fishermen
  • Strong Believers
Anglic Men Only Continental European
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Holy Roman Imperial Frisian Continental European Dead
German Stoic
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  • Astute Diplomats
  • Hereditary Hierarchy
  • Stand and Fight!
High German Men Only Continental European
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Holy Roman Imperial German Continental European Dead
Langobard Stoic
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  • Isolationist
  • Martial Admiration
  • Stand and Fight!
  • Malleable Invaders with Royal Court
Central Germanic Men Only Mediterranean
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Continental European Latin Continental European Dead
Saxon Stoic
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  • Religious Patronage
  • Ruling Caste
  • Stand and Fight!
Saxon Men Only Continental European
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Holy Roman Imperial German Continental European Diverged from Old Saxon in 843
Swabian Communal
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  • Industrious
  • Mountain Homes
  • Parochialism
High German Men Only Continental European
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Holy Roman Imperial German Continental European Original
Chinese Han Courtly
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  • Court Eunuchs
  • Family Business
  • Mystical Ancestors
  • Philosopher Culture
Chinese Men Only Indian
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Mongolian Chinese Mongolian Original
Dravidian Gond Communal
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  • Jungle Warriors
  • Sacred Groves
  • Culture Blending with Royal Court
Telugu Men Only Indian
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Indian Dravidian Indian Original
Kannada Stoic
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  • Fervent Temple Builders
  • Garuda Warriors
  • Refined Poetry
  • Ruling Caste
Kannada Men Only Indian
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Indian Dravidian Indian Original
Tamil Communal
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  • Metalworkers
  • Parochialism
  • Seafarers
Tamil Men Only Indian
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Indian Dravidian Indian Original
Telugu Bellicose
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  • Metalworkers
  • Recognition of Talent
  • Warrior Culture
Telugu Men Only Indian
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Indian Dravidian Indian Original
East African Daju Stoic
Ethos stoic.png
  • Dryland Dwellers
  • Warrior Culture
  • Warrior Queens
Sudanic Equal African
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Arabic East African Arabic Original
Ethiopian Spiritual
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  • Amharic Highlanders
  • Fervent Temple Builders
  • Isolationist
  • Strong Believers
Ethiopic Men Only African
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Arabic East African Arabic Original
Nubian Spiritual
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  • Agrarian
  • Astute Diplomats
  • Land of the Bow
  • Warrior Queens
  • Xenophilic
Sudanic Equal African
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Arabic East African Arabic Original
Welayta Stoic
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  • Frequent Festivities
  • Mountain Skirmishing
Omotic Men Only African
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Arabic East African Arabic Original
East Slavic Ilmenian Communal
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  • Agrarian
  • Druzhina
  • Forest Folk
  • Hit-and-Run Tacticians
East Slavic Men Only Continental European
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Northern European East Slavic Eastern European Dead
Russian Communal
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  • Charismatic
  • Druzhina
  • Mendicant Mystics
East Slavic Men Only Continental European
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Northern European East Slavic Eastern European Original
Severian Stoic
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  • Druzhina
  • Forest Folk
  • Sacred Groves
East Slavic Men Only Continental European
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Northern European East Slavic Eastern European Dead
Volhynian Courtly
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  • Agrarian
  • Astute Diplomats
  • City Keepers
  • Druzhina
East Slavic Men Only Continental European
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Northern European East Slavic Eastern European Dead
Frankish Frankish Bellicose
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  • Hereditary Hierarchy
  • Stand and Fight!
  • Warrior Culture
Frankish Men Only Continental European
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Continental European Frankish Continental European Dead
French Courtly
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  • Chanson de Geste
  • Chivalry
  • Hereditary Hierarchy
D'Oïl Vulgar Men Only Continental European
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Continental European French Continental European Diverged from Frankish in 862
Norman Bellicose
Ethos bellicose.png
  • Chanson de Geste
  • Hereditary Hierarchy
  • Stand and Fight!
D'Oïl Vulgar Men Only Continental European
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Continental European Norman Continental European Hybrid French/Norse in 911
Occitan Egalitarian
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  • Chanson de Geste
  • Chivalry
  • Equal Inheritance
  • Parochialism
D'Oc Vulgar Men Only Mediterranean
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Continental European Occitanian Continental European Original
Goidelic Gaelic Bellicose
Ethos bellicose.png
  • Concubines
  • Dexterous Fishermen
  • Highland Warriors
  • Hill Dwellers
  • Strong Kinship
Goidelic Men Only Continental European
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Northern European Scottish Continental European Hybrid Irish/Pictish in 800
Irish Courtly
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  • Maritime Mercantilism
  • Monastic Communities
  • Pastoralists
  • Polygamous
  • Refined Poetry
Goidelic Men Only Continental European
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Northern European Irish Continental European Original
Guinean Uplander Bobo Egalitarian
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  • Stalwart Defenders
  • Upland Skirmishing
  • Sorcerous Metallurgy with Royal Court
Soninke Men Only African
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African West African Sub-Saharan African Original
Gur Communal
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  • Ancient Miners
  • Upland Skirmishing
  • Sorcerous Metallurgy with Royal Court
Gur Men Only African
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African West African Sub-Saharan African Original
Malinke Spiritual
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  • Charitable
  • Upland Skirmishing
  • Sorcerous Metallurgy with Royal Court
Manding Men Only African
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African West African Sub-Saharan African Original
Marka Communal
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  • Musical Theorists
  • Upland Skirmishing
  • Warriors of the Dry
Manding Men Only African
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African West African Sub-Saharan African Original
Mel Egalitarian
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  • Stalwart Defenders
  • Upland Skirmishing
  • Staunch Traditionalists with Royal Court
Manding Men Only African
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African West African Sub-Saharan African Original
Horn African Afar Bellicose
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  • Eye for an Eye
  • Monogamous
  • Mountain Skirmishing
  • Warrior Culture
Cushitic Men Only African
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African East African Arabic Original
Beja Communal
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  • Desert Travelers
  • Isolationist
  • Mountain Skirmishing
  • Warriors of the Dry
Cushitic Men Only African
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African East African Arabic Original
Somali Communal
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  • Dryland Dwellers
  • Maritime Mercantilism
  • Mountain Skirmishing
  • Refined Poetry
Cushitic Men Only African
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African East African Arabic Original
Iberian Andalusian Courtly
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  • Hit-and-Run Tacticians
  • Expert Artisans with Royal Court
  • Malleable Subjects with Fate of Iberia
  • Ritualized Friendship with Fate of Iberia
  • Tabletop Warriors with Fate of Iberia
  • Xenophilic without Fate of Iberia
Arabic Men Only Iberian
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Andalusian Arabic Andalusian Hybrid Visigothic/Bedouin in 800
Aragonese Bellicose
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  • Martial Admiration
  • Mountaineers
  • Visigothic Codes
  • Ritualized Friendship with Fate of Iberia
  • State Ransoming with Fate of Iberia
  • Martial Ceremonies without Fate of Iberia
Iberian Vulgar Men Only Iberian
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Iberian Iberian Iberian Hybrid Basque/Catalan in 1035
Asturleonese Egalitarian
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  • Fervent Temple Builders
  • Hit-and-Run Tacticians
  • Mountaineers
  • Ritualized Friendship with Fate of Iberia
Iberian Vulgar Men Only Iberian
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Iberian Leonese Iberian Diverged from Visigothic in 800
Basque Egalitarian
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  • Marital Ceremonies
  • Mountaineers
  • Visigothic Codes
  • Ritualized Friendship with Fate of Iberia
Basque Men Only Iberian
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Iberian Iberian Iberian Original
Castilian Bellicose
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  • Castle Keepers
  • Chivalry
  • Martial Admiration
  • Ritualized Friendship with Fate of Iberia
  • Tabletop Warriors with Fate of Iberia
  • Hit-and-Run Tacticians without Fate of Iberia
Iberian Vulgar Men Only Iberian
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Iberian Castilian Iberian Diverged from Visigothic in 800
Catalan Courtly
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  • Maritime Mercantilism
  • Parochialism
  • Refined Poetry
  • Visigothic Codes
  • Ritualized Friendship with Fate of Iberia
D'Oc Vulgar Men Only Iberian
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Iberian Iberian Iberian Hybrid Visigothic/Occitan in 800
Galician Spiritual
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  • Monastic Communities
  • Dexterous Fishermen
  • Highland Warriors
  • Ritualized Friendship with Fate of Iberia
Iberian Vulgar Men Only Iberian
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Iberian Iberian Iberian Diverged from Visigothic in 800
Portuguese Bellicose
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  • Chivalry
  • Fervent Temple Builders
  • Martial Admiration
  • Ritualized Friendship with Fate of Iberia
Iberian Vulgar Men Only Iberian
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Iberian Iberian Iberian  Decision
Suebi Bellicose
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  • Agrarian
  • Stand and Fight!
Central Germanic Men Only Iberian
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Iberian Iberian Iberian Dead
Visigothic Bellicose
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  • Visigothic Codes
  • Hit-and-Run Tacticians
  • Martial Admiration
  • Malleable Subjects with Fate of Iberia
  • Ritualized Friendship with Fate of Iberia
Iberian Vulgar Men Only Iberian
City iberian.png
Iberian Iberian Iberian Dead
Indo-Aryan Bengali Spiritual
Ethos spiritual.png
  • Agrarian
  • Philosopher Culture
  • Religious Patronage
Magadhi Men Only Indian
City india.png
Indian Indo-Aryan Indian Original
Gujarati Spiritual
Ethos spiritual.png
  • Expert Artisans
  • Religion Blending
  • Seafarers
  • Vegetarians
Gurjar Men Only Indian
City india.png
Indian Indo-Aryan Indian Original
Kamrupi Communal
Ethos communal.png
  • Collective Lands
  • Jungle Warriors
  • Culture Blending with Royal Court
Magadhi Men Only Indian
City india.png
Indian Indo-Aryan Indian Original
Kannauji Spiritual
Ethos spiritual.png
  • Agrarian
  • City Keepers
  • Court Eunuchs
  • Ruling Caste
Shauraseni Men Only Indian
City india.png
Indian Indo-Aryan Indian Original
Kashmiri Spiritual
Ethos spiritual.png
  • Equal Inheritance
  • Himalayan Settlers
  • Refined Poetry
Kashmiri Men Only Indian
City india.png
Indian Indo-Aryan Indian Original
Malvi Stoic
Ethos stoic.png
  • Agrarian
  • Fervent Temple Builders
  • Khadga Puja
  • Mystical Ancestors
Gurjar Men Only Indian
City india.png
Indian Indo-Aryan Indian Original
Marathi Stoic
Ethos stoic.png
  • Industrious
  • Modest
  • Pastoralists
Marathi Men Only Indian
City india.png
Indian Indo-Aryan Indian Original
Nepali Communal
Ethos communal.png
  • Himalayan Settlers
  • Martial Admiration
  • Religious Patronage
Pahari Men Only Indian
City india.png
Indian Indo-Aryan Indian Original
Oriya Spiritual
Ethos spiritual.png
  • Culinary Artists
  • Lords of the Elephants
  • Seafarers
Magadhi Men Only Indian
City india.png
Indian Indo-Aryan Indian Original
Punjabi Communal
Ethos communal.png
  • Agrarian
  • Martial Ceremonies
  • Storytellers
Vrachada Men Only Indian
City india.png
Indian Indo-Aryan Indian Original
Rajasthani Bellicose
Ethos bellicose.png
  • Khadga Puja
  • Mystical Ancestors
  • Quarrelsome
  • Warrior Culture
Gurjar Men Only Indian
City india.png
Indian Indo-Aryan Indian Original
Sindhi Spiritual
Ethos spiritual.png
  • Mendicant Mystics
  • Refined Poetry
  • Seafarers
Vrachada Men Only Indian
City india.png
Indian Indo-Aryan Indian Original
Sinhala Spiritual
Ethos spiritual.png
  • City Keepers
  • Fervent Temple Builders
  • Ruling Caste
Sinhalese Men Only Indian
City india.png
Indian Indo-Aryan Indian Original
Iranian Afghan Communal
Ethos communal.png
  • Esteemed Hospitality
  • Futuwaa
  • Loyal Subjects
  • Mountain Homes
Scythian Men Only Arabic
City mena.png
Arabic Iranian Arabic Original
Baloch Communal
Ethos communal.png
  • Desert Travelers
  • Esteemed Hospitality
  • Futuwaa
  • Isolationist
Iranian Men Only Arabic
City mena.png
Arabic Iranian Arabic Original
Daylamite Bellicose
Ethos bellicose.png
  • Futuwaa
  • Mountaineers
  • Stalwart Defenders
  • Swords for Hire
Iranian Men Only Arabic
City mena.png
Arabic Iranian Arabic Original
Khwarezmian Stoic
Ethos stoic.png
  • Caravaneers
  • Dryland Dwellers
  • Futuwaa
  • Isolationist
Scythian Men Only Arabic
City mena.png
Arabic Iranian Arabic Original (Dead in 1066)
Kurdish Communal
Ethos communal.png
  • Eye for an Eye
  • Futuwaa
  • Mountain Homes
  • Swords for Hire
Iranian Men Only Arabic
City mena.png
Arabic Iranian Arabic Original
Persian Courtly
Ethos courtly.png
  • Dryland Dwellers
  • Futuwaa
  • Garden Architects
  • Philosopher Culture
  • Refined Poetry
Iranian Men Only Arabic
City mena.png
Arabic Iranian Arabic Original
Saka Bellicose
Ethos bellicose.png
  • Caravaneers
  • Dryland Dwellers
  • Expert Artisans
  • Horse Lords
Scythian Men Only Arabic
City mena.png
Arabic Iranian Arabic Original (Dead in 1066)
Sogdian Egalitarian
Ethos egalitarian.png
  • Caravaneers
  • Futuwaa
  • Parochialism
  • Religious Blending
Scythian Men Only Arabic
City mena.png
Arabic Iranian Arabic Original (Dead in 1066)
Tajik Spiritual
Ethos spiritual.png
  • Caravaneers
  • Dryland Dwellers
  • Futuwaa
  • Philosopher Culture
Iranian Men Only Arabic
City mena.png
Arabic Iranian Arabic Original
Israelite Ashkenazi Communal
Ethos communal.png
  • Diasporic
  • Philosopher Culture
  • Bound by Faith
  • Defensive Tactics
  • Forebearing
Israelite Men Only Arabic
City mena.png
Byzantine Israelite Arabic Original
Kochinim Communal
Ethos communal.png
  • Diasporic
  • Philosopher Culture
  • Fervent Temple Builders
  • Xenophilic
Israelite Men Only Indian
City india.png
Indian Israelite Indian Hybrid Sephardi/Tamil in 52
Radhanite Egalitarian
Ethos egalitarian.png
  • Diasporic
  • Philosopher Culture
  • Defensive Tactics
  • Maritime Mercantilism
  • Xenophilic
Israelite Men Only Arabic
City mena.png
Mongolian Israelite Arabic Original
Sephardi Communal
Ethos communal.png
  • Diasporic
  • Philosopher Culture
  • Caravaneers
  • Defensive Tactics
  • Maritime Mercantilism
Israelite Men Only Arabic
City mena.png
Byzantine Israelite Arabic Original
Latin Cisalpine Communal
Ethos communal.png
  • Maritime Mercantilism
  • Mountain Homes
  • Republican Legacy
Italian Vulgar Men Only Mediterranean
City mediterranean.png
Continental European Latin Continental European Hybrid Lombard/Frankish in 800
Italian Spiritual
Ethos spiritual.png
  • Formation Fighting Experts
  • Refined Poetry
  • Republican Legacy
Italian Vulgar Men Only Mediterranean
City mediterranean.png
Continental European Latin Continental European Diverged from Roman in 476
Lombard Stoic
Ethos stoic.png
  • Isolationist
  • Martial Admiration
  • Republican Legacy
  • Stand and Fight!
Italian Vulgar Men Only Mediterranean
City mediterranean.png
Continental European Latin Continental European Hybrid Langobard/Italian in 650
Roman Bellicose
Ethos bellicose.png
  • Eastern Roman Legacy
  • Formation Fighting Experts
  • Hereditary Hierarchy
  • Legalistic
  • Refined Poetry
Latin Men Only Mediterranean
City mediterranean.png
Byzantine
Continental European
Latin Continental European Dead
Sardinian Communal
Ethos communal.png
  • Isolationist
  • Stalwart Defenders
Sardinian Vulgar Men Only Mediterranean
City mediterranean.png
Continental European Latin Continental European Diverged from Roman in 100
Sicilian Courtly
Ethos courtly.png
  • Refined Poetry
  • Republican Legacy
  • Ruling Caste
  • Swords for Hire
  • Xenophilic
Italian Vulgar Men Only Mediterranean
City mediterranean.png
Continental European Latin Continental European Hybrid Lombard/Greek in 950
Magyar Hungarian Bellicose
Ethos bellicose.png
  • Agrarian
  • Konni Raids
  • Strong Believers
Magyar Men Only Continental European
City western.png
Continental European Magyar
Continental European
Mongolian Diverged from Mogyër in 1000
Mogyër Bellicose
Ethos bellicose.png
  • Horse Lords
  • Strong Believers
  • Tribal Unity
Magyar Men Only Eurasian Steppe
City western.png
Mongolian Magyar Mongolian Original
Mongolic Buryat Spiritual
Ethos spiritual.png
  • Horse Lords
  • Mystical Ancestors
  • Sacred Mountains
  • Steppe Tolerance
Mongolic Men Only Eurasian Steppe
City western.png
Mongolian Mongolian Mongolian Original
Jurchen Spiritual
Ethos spiritual.png
  • Agrarian
  • Horse Breeders
  • Horse Lords
  • Malleable Invaders with Royal Court
Tungusic Men Only Eurasian Steppe
City western.png
Mongolian Mongolian Mongolian Dead
Kerait Bellicose
Ethos bellicose.png
  • Horse Breeders
  • Horse Lords
  • Prolific Hunters
  • Steppe Tolerance
Mongolic Men Only Eurasian Steppe
City western.png
Mongolian Mongolian Mongolian Original
Khitan Communal
Ethos communal.png
  • Horse Lords
  • Pastoralists
  • Sacred Hunts
  • Malleable Invaders with Royal Court
Mongolic Men Only Eurasian Steppe
City western.png
Mongolian Mongolian Mongolian Dead
Mongol Bellicose
Ethos bellicose.png
  • Horse Lords
  • Prolific Hunters
  • Steppe Tolerance
  • Malleable Invaders with Royal Court
Mongolic Men Only Eurasian Steppe
City western.png
Mongolian Mongolian Mongolian Original
Naiman Stoic
Ethos stoic.png
  • Charismatic
  • Horse Lords
  • Pastoralists
  • Steppe Tolerance
Mongolic Men Only Eurasian Steppe
City western.png
Mongolian Mongolian Mongolian Original
Oirat Bellicose
Ethos bellicose.png
  • Horse Lords
  • Loyal Subjects
  • Prolific Hunters
  • Strong Believers
Mongolic Men Only Eurasian Steppe
City western.png
Mongolian Mongolian Mongolian Original
Öngüd Bellicose
Ethos bellicose.png
  • Astute Diplomats
  • Horse Lords
  • Stalwart Defenders
  • Steppe Tolerance
Shaz Turkic Men Only Eurasian Steppe
City western.png
Mongolian Turkic Mongolian Diverged from Shatuo in 830
Tuyuhun Bellicose
Ethos bellicose.png
  • Dryland Dwellers
  • Horse Breeders
  • Horse Lords
  • Pastoralists
Mongolic Men Only Eurasian Steppe
City western.png
Mongolian Mongolian Mongolian Original
Niger Delta Edo Egalitarian
Ethos egalitarian.png
  • Bush Hunting
  • Hidden Cities
  • Parochialism
East Kwa Men Only African
City mena.png
African Central African Sub-Saharan African Original
Ewe Spiritual
Ethos spiritual.png
  • Bush Hunting
  • Legalistic
  • Religion Blending
Kwa Equal African
City mena.png
African Central African Sub-Saharan African Original
Igbo Spiritual
Ethos spiritual.png
  • Bush Hunting
  • Hidden Cities
  • Recognition of Talent
East Kwa Equal African
City mena.png
African Central African Sub-Saharan African Original
Yoruba Communal
Ethos communal.png
  • Bush Hunting
  • Equal Inheritance
  • Hidden Cities
  • Philosopher Culture
East Kwa Equal African
City mena.png
African Central African Sub-Saharan African Original
North Germanic Danish Bellicose
Ethos bellicose.png
  • Eye for an Eye
  • Hereditary Hierarchy
  • Runestore Raisers
  • Ting-Meet
  • Coastal Warriors with Northern Lords
  • Hirds without Northern Lords
Norse Men Only Continental European
City western.png
Northern European Danish Northern European Diverged from Norse in 1000
Norse Bellicose
Ethos bellicose.png
  • Ting-Meet
  • Coastal Warriors with Northern Lords
  • Malleable Invaders with Northern Lords
  • Northern Stories with Northern Lords
  • Performative Honor with Northern Lords
  • Hirds without Northern Lords
  • Refined Poetry without Northern Lords
  • Runestone Raisers without Northern Lords
Norse Men Only Norse
City norse.png
Norse Norse Norse Original
Norwegian Bellicose
Ethos bellicose.png
  • Maritime Mercantilism
  • Runestore Raisers
  • Storytellers
  • Ting-Meet
  • Coastal Warriors with Northern Lords
  • Hirds without Northern Lords
Norse Men Only Continental European
City western.png
Northern European Norwegian Northern European Diverged from Norse in 1000
Swedish Bellicose
Ethos bellicose.png
  • Runestore Raisers
  • Strong Believers
  • Ting-Meet
  • Coastal Warriors with Northern Lords
  • Hirds without Northern Lords
Norse Men Only Continental European
City western.png
Northern European Swedish Northern European Diverged from Norse in 1000
Qiangic Qiang Communal
Ethos communal.png
  • Equal Inheritance
  • Himalayan Settlers
  • Medicinal Herbalists
  • Sacred Mountains
Tangut Men Only Indian
City india.png
Mongolian Indian Mongolian Original
Tangut Bureaucratic
Ethos bureaucratic.png
  • Caravaneers
  • Court Eunuchs
  • Himalayan Settlers
  • Religion Blending
  • Religious Patronage
Tangut Men Only Indian
City india.png
Mongolian Indian Mongolian Original
Sahelian Bozo Communal
Ethos communal.png
  • Isolationist
  • Religion Blending
  • Wetlanders
Soninke Men Only African
City mena.png
African West African Sub-Saharan African Original
Gaw Communal
Ethos communal.png
  • Caravaneers
  • Dryland Dwellers
Ayneha Men Only African
City mena.png
African West African Sub-Saharan African Original
Mossi Bellicose
Ethos bellicose.png
  • Adaptive Skirmishers
  • Hereditary Hierarchy
  • Ruling Caste
Gur Equal African
City mena.png
African West African Sub-Saharan African Original
Songhai Courtly
Ethos courtly.png
  • Dryland Dwellers
  • Ruling Caste
  • Warrior Culture
Ayneha Men Only African
City mena.png
African West African Sub-Saharan African Dead
Soninke Courtly
Ethos courtly.png
  • Caravaneers
  • City Keepers
  • Dryland Dwellers
  • Strong Believers
Soninke Men Only African
City mena.png
African West African Sub-Saharan African Original
Sorko Communal
Ethos communal.png
  • Dryland Dwellers
  • Xenophilic
Ayneha Men Only African
City mena.png
African West African Sub-Saharan African Original
Senegambian Pulaar Bellicose
Ethos bellicose.png
  • Charismatic
  • Forebearing
Senegambian Men Only African
City mena.png
African West African Sub-Saharan African Original
Serer Spiritual
Ethos spiritual.png
  • Hereditary Hierarchy
  • Stalwart Defenders
  • Strong Believers
Senegambian Men Only African
City mena.png
African West African Sub-Saharan African Dead
Wolof Communal
Ethos communal.png
  • Ruling Caste
  • Strong Believers
Senegambian Men Only African
City mena.png
African West African Sub-Saharan African Original
South Slavic Bosnian Communal
Ethos communal.png
  • Isolationist
  • Mendicant Mystics
  • Monastic Comunities
Serbo-Croatian Men Only Mediterranean
City mediterranean.png
Byzantine South Slavic Eastern European Hybrid Croatian/Serbian in 800
Bulgarian Bureaucratic
Ethos bureaucratic.png
  • Konni Raids
  • Merciful Blindings
  • Ruling Caste
  • Stand and Fight!
Slavonic Men Only Mediterranean
City mediterranean.png
Byzantine South Slavic Eastern European Hybrid Bolghar/Croatian in 850
Croatian Communal
Ethos communal.png
  • Astute Diplomats
  • Konni Raids
  • Hereditary Hierarchy
Serbo-Croatian Men Only Mediterranean
City mediterranean.png
Byzantine South Slavic Eastern European Original
Serbian Communal
Ethos communal.png
  • Konni Raids
  • Religious Patronage
  • Stalwart Defenders
  • Staunch Traditionalists with Royal Court
Serbo-Croatian Men Only Mediterranean
City mediterranean.png
Byzantine South Slavic Eastern European Original
Tibetan Bodpa Spiritual
Ethos spiritual.png
  • Himalayan Settlers
  • Horse Breeders
  • Religious Patronage
Tibetan Men Only Indian
City india.png
Mongolian Tibetan Mongolian Original
Kirati Communal
Ethos communal.png
  • Himalayan Settlers
  • Religion Blending
Tibetan Men Only Indian
City india.png
Mongolian Tibetan Mongolian Original
Lhomon Communal
Ethos communal.png
  • Himalayan Settlers
  • Medicinal Herbalists
  • Mystical Ancestors
Tibetan Men Only Indian
City india.png
Mongolian
Indian
Tibetan Mongolian Original
Sumpa Egalitarian
Ethos egalitarian.png
  • Equal Inheritance
  • Himalayan Settlers
  • Mountaineers
Tibetan Men Only Indian
City india.png
Mongolian Tibetan Mongolian Original
Tsangpa Spiritual
Ethos spiritual.png
  • Himalayan Settlers
  • Religious Patronage
  • Sacred Mountains
Tibetan Men Only Indian
City india.png
Mongolian Tibetan Mongolian Original
Zhangzhung Spiritual
Ethos spiritual.png
  • Himalayan Settlers
  • Sacred Mountains
Tibetan Men Only Indian
City india.png
Mongolian Tibetan Mongolian Original
Tocharian Tocharian Spiritual
Ethos spiritual.png
  • Caravaneers
  • Philosopher Culture
  • Religious Patronage
  • Xenophilic
Tocharian Men Only Arabic
City mena.png
Arabic Iranian Arabic Original (Dead in 1066)
Turkic Avar Bellicose
Ethos bellicose.png
  • Horse Lords
  • Recognition of Talent
  • Ruling Caste
  • Culture Blending with Royal Court
Oghur Men Only Eurasian Steppe
City western.png
Mongolian Turkic Mongolian Original (Dead in 1066)
Bashkir Stoic
Ethos stoic.png
  • Forest Folk
  • Horse Lords
  • Sacred Mountains
  • Malleable Invaders with Royal Court
Shaz Turkic Men Only Eurasian Steppe
City western.png
Mongolian Turkic Mongolian Original
Bolghar Communal
Ethos communal.png
  • Astute Diplomats
  • Horse Lords
  • Ruling Caste
  • Malleable Invaders with Royal Court
Oghur Men Only Eurasian Steppe
City western.png
Mongolian Turkic Mongolian Original
Chuvash Communal
Ethos communal.png
  • Horse Lords
  • Sacred Groves
  • Sacred Hunts
  • Strong Believers
Oghur Men Only Eurasian Steppe
City western.png
Mongolian Turkic Mongolian Diverged from Bolghar in 800
Cuman Bellicose
Ethos bellicose.png
  • Horse Lords
  • Swords for Hire
  • Warrior Culture
  • Malleable Invaders with Royal Court
Shaz Turkic Men Only Eurasian Steppe
City western.png
Mongolian Turkic Mongolian Original
Karluk Communal
Ethos communal.png
  • Horse Lords
  • Sacred Mountains
  • Steppe Tolerance
  • Malleable Invaders with Royal Court
Shaz Turkic Men Only Eurasian Steppe
City western.png
Mongolian Turkic Mongolian Original
Khazar Egalitarian
Ethos egalitarian.png
  • Horse Lords
  • Stand and Fight!
  • Steppe Tolerance
Oghur Equal Eurasian Steppe
City western.png
Mongolian Turkic Mongolian Original
Kimek Stoic
Ethos stoic.png
  • Horse Lords
  • Pastoralists
  • Prolific Hunters
  • Stalwart Defenders
Shaz Turkic Men Only Eurasian Steppe
City western.png
Mongolian Turkic Mongolian Original
Kipchak Stoic
Ethos stoic.png
  • Horse Lords
  • Prolific Hunters
  • Quarrelsome
  • Swords for Hire
Shaz Turkic Men Only Eurasian Steppe
City western.png
Mongolian Turkic Mongolian Original
Kirghiz Egalitarian
Ethos egalitarian.png
  • Horse Lords
  • Prolific Hunters
  • Quarrelsome
Shaz Turkic Equal Eurasian Steppe
City western.png
Mongolian Turkic Mongolian Original
Laktan Stoic
Ethos stoic.png
  • Forest Folk
  • Horse Lords
  • Prolific Hunters
  • Stalwart Defenders
Shaz Turkic Men Only Eurasian Steppe
City western.png
Mongolian Turkic Mongolian Original
Oghuz Bellicose
Ethos bellicose.png
  • Horse Lords
  • Ruling Caste
  • Swords for Hire
  • Warrior Culture
Shaz Turkic Men Only Eurasian Steppe
City western.png
Mongolian Oghuz Mongolian Original
Pecheneg Bellicose
Ethos bellicose.png
  • Horse Lords
  • Quarrelsome
  • Swords for Hire
  • Warrior Culture
Shaz Turkic Men Only Eurasian Steppe
City western.png
Mongolian Oghuz Mongolian Original
Shatuo Bellicose
Ethos bellicose.png
  • Court Eunuchs
  • Ruling Caste
  • Malleable Invaders with Royal Court
Chinese Men Only Eurasian Steppe
City western.png
Mongolian Turkic Mongolian Original (Dead in 1066)
Uriankhai Communal
Ethos communal.png
  • Forest Folk
  • Horse Lords
  • Mendicant Mystics
  • Prolific Hunters
Shaz Turkic Men Only Eurasian Steppe
City western.png
Mongolian Turkic Mongolian Original
Uyghur Spiritual
Ethos spiritual.png
  • Caravaneers
  • Charitable
  • Religious Patronage
  • Steppe Tolerance
  • Xenophilic
Shaz Turkic Men Only Eurasian Steppe
City western.png
Mongolian Turkic Mongolian Original
Yughur Communal
Ethos communal.png
  • Horse Lords
  • Pastoralists
  • Steppe Tolerance
Shaz Turkic Men Only Eurasian Steppe
City western.png
Mongolian Turkic Mongolian Diverged from Uyghur in 850
Ugro-Permian Bjarmian Stoic
Ethos stoic.png
  • Caravaneers
  • Charismatic
  • Forest Wardens
  • Xenophilic
Finnic Men Only Continental European
City western.png
Northern European Ugro-Permian Northern European Original
Ostyak Spiritual
Ethos spiritual.png
  • Isolationist
  • Strong Believers
Ugro-Permian Men Only Continental European
City western.png
Northern European Ugro-Permian Northern European Original
Permian Communal
Ethos communal.png
  • Forest Wardens
  • Frugal Armorers
Ugro-Permian Men Only Continental European
City western.png
Northern European Ugro-Permian Northern European Original
Vlach Vlach Communal
Ethos communal.png
  • Konni Raids
  • Pastoralists
  • Strong Believers
  • Xenophilic
  • Staunch Traditionalists with Royal Court
Dacian Vulgar Men Only Mediterranean
City mediterranean.png
Byzantine South Slavic Eastern European Hybrid Roman/unknown in 600
Volga-Finnic Mari Stoic
Ethos stoic.png
  • Frequent Festivities
  • Musical Theorists
Volga-Finnic Men Only Continental European
City western.png
Northern European Eurasian Steppe Northern European Original
Merya Stoic
Ethos stoic.png
  • Storytellers
  • Culture Blending with Royal Court
Volga-Finnic Men Only Continental European
City western.png
Northern European Eurasian Steppe Northern European Original
Meshchera Stoic
Ethos stoic.png
  • Musical Theorists
  • Religion Blending
  • Culture Blending with Royal Court
Volga-Finnic Men Only Continental European
City western.png
Northern European Eurasian Steppe Northern European Original
Mordvin Stoic
Ethos stoic.png
  • Frequent Festivities
  • Musical Theorists
  • Religion Blending
Volga-Finnic Men Only Continental European
City western.png
Northern European Eurasian Steppe Northern European Original
Muroma Stoic
Ethos stoic.png
  • Frequent Festivities
  • Storytellers
  • Culture Blending with Royal Court
Volga-Finnic Men Only Continental European
City western.png
Northern European Eurasian Steppe Northern European Original (Dead in 1066)
West Germanic Anglo-Saxon Bureaucratic
Ethos bureaucratic.png
  • City Keepers
  • Hirds
  • The Witenagemot
Anglic Men Only Continental European
City western.png
Northern European
Continental European
Anglo-Saxon Continental European Diverged from Old Saxon in 500
English Bureaucratic
Ethos bureaucratic.png
  • Castle Keepers
  • Chivalry
  • Hereditary Hierarchy
  • Longbow Competitions
Anglic Men Only Continental European
City western.png
Continental European English Continental European  Decision
Old Saxon Bellicose
Ethos bellicose.png
  • Hirds
  • Seafarers
  • Ting-Meet
  • Malleable Invaders with Royal Court
Anglic Men Only Continental European
City western.png
Norse Continental European Continental European Dead
Scots Bureaucratic
Ethos bureaucratic.png
  • City Keepers
  • Hereditary Hierarchy
  • Strong Kinship
  • Xenophilic
Anglic Men Only Continental European
City western.png
Continental European Scottish Continental European Hybrid Anglo-Saxon/Cumbrian in 1050
West Slavic Carantanian Communal
Ethos communal.png
  • Martial Admiration
  • Mountaineer Ruralism
Serbo-Croatian Men Only Continental European
City western.png
Continental European West Slavic Eastern European Original
Czech Bureaucratic
Ethos bureaucratic.png
  • Castle Keepers
  • Industrious
  • Life is just a Joke
  • Mountaineer Ruralism
Czech-Slovien Men Only Continental European
City western.png
Continental European West Slavic Eastern European Original
Polabian Stoic
Ethos stoic.png
  • Hereditary Hierarchy
  • Konni Raids
  • Stalwart Defenders
Lechitic Men Only Continental European
City western.png
Continental European Polish Eastern European Original
Polish Courtly
Ethos courtly.png
  • Konni Raids
  • Xenophilic
  • Staunch Traditionalists with Royal Court
Lechitic Men Only Continental European
City western.png
Continental European Polish Eastern European Original
Pomeranian Stoic
Ethos stoic.png
  • Konni Raids
  • Maritime Mercantilism
  • Staunch Traditionalists with Royal Court
Lechitic Men Only Continental European
City western.png
Continental European West Slavic Eastern European Original
Slovien Egalitarian
Ethos egalitarian.png
  • Equitable
  • Mountaineer Ruralism
Czech-Slovien Men Only Continental European
City western.png
Continental European Polish Eastern European Original

List of unique formable cultures[edit | edit source]

Some formable cultures will receive a unique custom name, as long as certain conditions are met upon creation:

Unique divergent cultures[edit | edit source]

New Culture Name Parent Culture/Heritage Title/Realm Capital Special Condition
Cooler Norwegian Skjæran Dynasty
Scanian North Germanic Heritage Petty Kingdom of Skåne
Beta Israeli East African Heritage Judaism Religion
Avadhi Indo-Aryan Heritage Kingdom of Kosala
Malayali Tamil Raj of Chera Nadu
Hejazi Bedouin Emirate of Mecca or Medina
Szekely Hungarian Dutchy of Transylvania or Transylvanian Alps
Maithili Bengali or Nepali Raj of Tirabhukti
Bihari Indo-Aryan Heritage Raj of Magadha, Tirabhukti or Kasi
Azeri Turkic Heritage High Chiefdom of Shirvan or Azerbaijan
Dhundari Rajasthani Raj of Ajmer
Mewari Rajasthani Raj of Medapata
Marwari Rajasthani Raj of Maru or Stravani
Nimadi Marathi or Malvi Raj of Anupa
Kathiawari Gujarati Raj of Anartta or Saurashtra
Kabyle Butr or Baranis Emirate of Kroumerie, Bejaia or Zab
Austrian Central Germanic Heritage Dutchy of Austria, Salzburg, Steyermark or Carinthia or Archduchy of Austria
Arpitan Frankish Heritage Dauphinate of Viennois, Duchy of Savoy or Provence
Lothringian Central Germanic Heritage Duchy of Upper Lorraine or Lower Lorraine
Lorrainian Duchy of Upper Lorraine or Lower Lorraine
Angevin French Duchy of Anjou
Provancale Occitan or French Duchy of Provence
Walloon Frankish Heritage Duchy of Flanders, Brabant, Luxembourg, Jülich or Holland
Aquitainian Occitan Duchy of Acquitaine, Gascogne or Armagnac
Poitevin French Duchy of Poitiou
Auvergnat Occitan Duchy of Auvergne or Bourbon
Lengadocian Occitan Duchy of Languedoc or Toulouse
Mercian Anglo-Saxon Petty Kingdom of Mercia
Northumbrian Anglo-Saxon Petty Kingdom of Northumbria, York or Lancaster
Northerner English Petty Kingdom of Northumbria, York or Lancaster
Silisian Czech or Polish Duchy of Upper Silesia or Lower Silesia
Ruthenian Russian Grand Principalty of Kyiv, Halych, the Cherven Cities, Volhynia, Turov, Pinsk, Minsk, Grodno, Chernigov, Pereyaslavl, Yedisan, Levedia, Voronezh, Khopyor, or Don Valley
Belarusian Russian Grand Principalty of Pinsk, Minsk or Grodno
Red Ruthenian Russian Grand Principalty of Halych and the Cherven Cities
Munda Bengali Raj of Jharkland
Shirvani Persian Shirvanshahdom of Shirvan
Pontic Greek or either parent culture is Greek Duchy of Chaldia or Steppe Region
Novgorodian Russian Grand Principality of Novgorod
Greatish Swedish Petty Kingdom of Småland, Västergötland or Östergötland
Gutish Swedish Petty Kingdom of Visby
Venetian Latin Heritage Republic of Venice
Mervi Iranian Heritage Mervshahdom of Merv
Parsi India Region Zoroastrian Religion
Icelandic North Germanic Heritage Petty Kingdom of Iceland
Omani Arabic Heritage Emirate of Oman
Khaleeji Arabic Heritage Emirate of Al-Hasa, Bahrain, Khuzestan, Hormuz or Fars
Mahri Arabic Heritage Emirate of Mahra
Gorani Kurdish Kermanshahdom of Kermanshah
Luri Iranian Heritage Ahvazshahdom of Kuzastan or Kermanshahdom of Kermanshah
Tabari Iranian Heritage Mazandaranshahdom of Tabaristan or Gilanshahdom of Daylam
Ligurian Latin Heritage Duchy of Genoa
Romagnol Latin Heritage Duchy of Roagna or Emilia
Tuscan Latin Heritage Duchy of Tuscany or Pisa
Umbrian Latin Heritage Duchy of Spoleto
New English West Germanic Heritage Steppe Region
Moroccan Grand Emirate of Maghreb
Algerian Grand Emirate of Tahert
Tripolitanian Emirate of Syrte, Fezzan or Cyrenaica
Tunisian Grand Emirate of Africa
Lebanese Arabic Heritage Malikate of Syria Coastal Capital
Syrian Arabic Heritage Sultanate of Syria NOT Coastal Capital
Iraqi Arabic Heritage Sultanate of Mesopotamia or Jazira
Soqotri Arabic Heritage Emirate of Socotra
Palestinian Arabic Heritage Sultanate of Jerusalem or Israel Islamic religion
Upper Saxon Saxon Duchy of Thüringia, Anhalt, Lausitz or Meissen
Dalmatian South Slavic, Byzantine or Latin Heritage Kingdom of Croatia
Neopolitan Berber, Byzantine or Latin Heritage Kingdom of Sicily EXCEPT Duchy of Sicily

Unique hybrid cultures[edit | edit source]

New Culture Name Cultures/Heritages Title/Realm Capital Special Condition
Anatolian Turkish Either Culture is Turkic Heritage GHW Region of Anatolia
Norse-Gael Goidelic; and North Germanic Heritages
Danelander Anglo-Saxon or English; and North Germanic Heritages Kingdom of Danelaw or Daneland
Ænglish Anglo-Saxon; and Norwegian NOT Norse Religion
Anglo-Nordic Anglo-Saxon or English; and North Germanic Heritage
Hindustani Iranian or Turkic (your culture), and Indo-Aryan Heritages GHW Region of Northern India
Rhinelander Frankish; and Central Germanic Heritages Rhineland Region
Turko-Persian Oghuz (your culture); and Persian
Turko-Afghan Oghuz (your culture); and Afghan
Ulster-Scot Scots; and Irish
Swiss Any of the following: Frankish, Central Germanic or Frankish Heritage Confederation of Switzerland
Transylvanian Magyar; and Vlach Heritage Duchy of Transylvania or Transylvanian Alps
Alsatian Frankish; and Central Germanic Heritages Duchy of Alsace or Upper Lorraine
Vlaemsch Frankish Heritage; and Dutch
Khalka Tibetian; and Mongolic Heritage
Himalayan Tibetan Heritage; and Nepali
Angevin Frankish; and West Germanic Heritage
Kazakh Mongolic; and Turkic Heritages
Kurlander Central Germanic (your culture); and Balto or Balto-Finnic Heritage High Chiefdom of Courland
Livonian Balto-Finnic; and Baltic Heritages
Moroccan Arabic Heritage or Arabic Language; and Berber Heritage Grand Emirate of Maghreb (or simply holding the Title as Andalusian)
Algerian Arabic Heritage or Arabic Language; and Berber Heritage Grand Emirate of Tahert (or simply holding the Title as Andalusian)
Tripolitanian Arabic Heritage or Arabic Language; and Berber Heritage Emirate of Syrte, Fezzan or Cyrenaica (or simply holding any of the Titles as Andalusian (must NOT hold the Grand Emirate of Africa))
Tunisian Arabic Heritage or Arabic Language; and Berber Heritage Grand Emirate of Africa (or simply holding the Title as Andalusian)
Kuzarim Khazar; and Israelite Heritage Judaism Religion
Siddi East African or Horn African; and Indo-Aryan or Dravidian Heritages
Bari Berber; and Latin or Frankish Heritages
Gyalrong Tibetan; and Qiangic Heritages
Lebanese Byzantine; and Arabic Heritages Malikate of Syria
Outremer Frankish (your culture); and Arabic Heritages Syria Region
Oltremare Latin (your culture); and Arabic Heritages Syria Region
Ultramar Iberian (your culture); and Arabic Heritages Syria Region Culture's faith must be Christian
Hierosolyman North, Central or West Germanic (your culture); and Arabic Heritages Syria Region
Jerusaleman South, West or East Slavic (your culture); and Arabic Heritages Syria Region
Külföldi Magyar (your culture); and Arabic Heritages Syria Region
Dramor Brythonic (your culture); and Arabic Heritages Syria Region
Coigríche Goidelic (your culture); and Arabic Heritages Syria Region
Arpitan Frankish; and latin Heritages Dauphinate of Viennois, Duchy of Savoy or Provence
New English West Germanic; and Mongolic or Turkic Heritages Steppe Region
Upper Saxon Saxon and Polabian
Dobrujan Vlach; and Turkich Heritages Duchy of Dobrudja or Bugeac
Aromanian Vlach Heritage (or its Parent Culture)l and Byzantine Heritage
Dalmatian Any two of the following: South Slavic, Byzantine or Latin Heritage South Slavia Region except Kingdoms of Wallachia, Moldavia and Bulgaria
Neopolitan Any two of the following: Latin, Byzantine or Berber Heritage Kingdom of Sicily EXCEPT Duchy of Sicily
Siculo-Norman Norman; Latin, Byzantine or Berber Heritage Kingdom of Sicily
Arvorigeg Brythonic (your culture); and Frankish Heritage
Gallo Frankish (your culture); and Brythonic Heritages)

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