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Culture of Millania
Millania is home to many cultures and a wide variety of ethnic groups, traditions, and values. Mainstream Millanic culture is a Colombian culture largely derived from the traditions of Coffee Growers in the region. Millanian culture was established by a few spanish and british settlers, and shaped by the frontier settlement process, with the traits derived passed down to descendants and transmitted to immigrants through assimilation. Millanians have traditionally been characterized by eccentricity, kindness, and gratitude, as well as a unifying belief in a "Millanian Spirit" emphasizing liberty, equality, private property, democracy, rule of law, and a preference for monarchy. Millanian culture and naming conventions have largely been affected by Sabia and Verona, with the inclusion of Matronymics in a Millanian Name.
A Millanian Name is always written in this order; Surname (xu, millanic word for and) Maiden Name - Matronymic - Given Name - Millanic Name
Millanian Names usually begin with the first two surnames of a person, their surname, followed by their maiden name. Surnames, and names in general in Millania tend to be "Millanicized" to better fit the Millanic Alphabet and Pronounciations. For Example, Charlotte Baxter-Bray in Millanic is Baraja xu Batera (Bray Baxter) Ekatarínxi (Matronymic) Xarlota (Charlotte). Millanian Given Names usually end with 'O' or a consonant if the child is a boy, and 'a' if the child is a girl. Matronymics in Millania are written as the Mother's Millanicized Name (Charlotte's Mother, Kathryn, is in Millanic Ekaterín), followed by the suffix -xi (or Child). Therefore, the Matronymic Ekaterínxi is translated to Kathryn's Child. A millanic name usually is a compound word consisting of multiple traits, names of ancestors, etc., Creating a Symbolic name, usually given at the age of ten. For example, Emperor Carlos' Millanic Name is Mongrankoningko, which translates to "First Great Emperor Who Commands." A good example of a Millanic Name is that of Crown Prince Nicolás; Millán xu Prieto Marseláxi Nikolás Porinisayonko. Porisinayonko translates to "A Prince am I, and I command."
Prince Nicolás was the first major Millanian composer. He composed O, Millania, Symphony No. 1 (Vivace), a suggestion for a Posafian Anthem, and a fanfare for the Prince of Andany. He also composed lyrics to the current Millanian Anthem, Gloria al Rey, and the Military Anthem, Millanian Military Men. Most Millanian music is classical. Classical music has also greatly shaped the taste of music in Millania. Some Millanian citizens are releasing their own contemporary-style music.
Since the 2018 MOF Games, sports in Millania have increased in popularity. The most popular sport in Millania is basketball. American Football is the second most popular sport in Millania. This is due to the large ethnic American population. Millania is hosting the 2019 MOF Games, which earned the most medals, and placing second overall. Millania earned a staggering five medals in total: three gold, two silver, and no bronze. Millania's National sport is Nerdyball, a sport invented by Gavin Butler and Princess Antonia, and perfected by Crown Prince Nicolás. Nerdyball is a game in which there are two teams, passing the ball to each other. if the team not in possession of the ball can intercept the ball or get it to bounce twice before the team in possession can get it back, they earn a point, and gain possession. There is also a more competitive version in which there is a circle, and if the ball is thrown out of bounds, the opposition gains a point and possession. Nerdyball is a non-contact sport.
Millania's National Dishes include Ajiaco, a rather thick soup consisting of Potatoes, Chicken, Carrots, Plantains, Guascas (An exotic Colombian fruit), and more, made into a delight loved by many Millanians. Another Dish is Patacones con Chili, a Plantain cut into large chunks, fried, and then made into a pancake-like shape, and fried once more. Then, any topping is added, along with Millanian Chili sauce (Red peppers, onions, spring onions, etc. pickled into a chili sauce) to make an eccentric flavour.
Millania's official religion is Roman Catholicism, its national church being the Roman Catholic Church of Western Millania, headed by the Most Reverend Patriarch, under direct rule of the Pope. Some other religions practiced are other forms of christianity including Protestantism, and Seventh Day Adventism, Islam, and cultural practice. Other Millanian religions include Poonism, a practice surrounding Sean Poon, and advocating a mainly carnivorous and sugary diet. Another Practice followed by Millanians is Puritanic Classical Veleta, a practice similar to Bhuddism, which is a series of basic ideals.
The Heralda Pasabrilloía is Millania's most popular newspaper as of 2018; printed online. Most publications of any type of Millanian media are made in either English, or Spanish.