Free Commonwealth of Penguinea

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Penguinea (Free Commonwealth of Penguinea, it-Frij Penginijgulad) was a micronation of ca 20 citizens located in St. Helena Island.

CoA of Penguinea


Penguinea started as a Talossan colony of Pengöpäts, located in Antarctica, in an unclaimed sector between 90° and 150° West. After an exodus of several citizens of Kingdom of Talossa, full and prospective, on 26 September 1997, the future of Free Commonwealth of Penguinea was started. It was founded as a cultural democracy in an opposition to autocratic Talossa. In order to enact the law, Evan Gallagher was unanimously elected Provisional Protector, and he proclaimed the Free Commonwealth and its new constitution on 16 October 1997.

Penguinean democratic institutions were Protector and House of Keys (executive), Instrument of Government (constitution), Althing with Lawspeaker (legislative) and High Court with Chief Justice. Although the political system was based on individuals, there were few political parties: e.g. Gothic Peculiar Party (it-Gothijic Watacxi Plejd, GWP) and Pheurton People's Party (PPP).

Penguinea was a vivid community with rich cultural life, having many magazines, its own radio broadcast, web-serials, bands and on-line gallery of art and active participants.

As the time has flown, many axifugal forces appeared as new citizens were coming in and out. Finally, after a debate on its future, Penguinea was transformed in 2000 into Pangaean Community and later into on-line community of Polyphony. Many former Penguineans are currently citizens of Republic of Talossa.


Penguinea had its spiritual home located on island St Helena Island off the coast of Queensland, Australia. Fort Cromwell was its capitol. It was later divided into wapentakes and shires: Mu, Bran, Pheurton, Tatankistan/Yansastan and Ethelwilma.


There were ca 20 citizens in Penguinea.


There were two versions of Penguinean language in FCP.

The first was a posteriori constructed language called it-Penginijtung created by Daphne Lawless, Evan Gallagher and Jan Havliš, based on Japanese, Icelandic, German and Welsh.

The second was a posteriori constructed language called Pengeálige created by Eric Rothwell and Jim Morgan, based on Celtic languages.


  • Southern Cross
  • The Penguinean Enquirer
  • Swift Kick
  • Radio Port Vampru
  • Unseen Mouse
  • Penguinean Discussion Group
  • E-Square
  • P-Files
  • Penguin Hills 90210
  • Alpha
  • Alpha-X