- This article (and all articles on Mahhal-related topics), in deference to Mahhalian tradition and out of respect for Mahhalian sensibilities, makes no mention of the specific gender of individuals. As a minimally intrusive alternative, where personal pronouns are necessary "singular they" is used. See also Mahhalian views on gender.
|5, -61.856, 96.372|
|The Seven Kingdoms of the Mahhal Alliance|
Dolla Byky Rewk Mahhal
|Largest city||Jwr Jwraom|
|Ethnic Groups||Mahhalian 99%|
|Government||Federal Constitutional Theocratic Heptarchy|
|• Prime Minister||Madonydepput|
|Legislature||Parliament of Proxies|
|• Upper house||Alliance Council (Rewk)|
|• Lower house||House of Subprefects|
|• Total||131545.0 km2|
50789.8 sq mi
|• Estimate (2016)||7,644,300|
|• Total||$138,445 million|
|• Per capita||$18,111|
|HDI (2015)|| 0.75|
|Currency||Mahhalian Ono (MH@) (MHO)|
|Drives on the||left|
Mahhal, formally The Seven Kingdoms of the Mahhal Alliance (fidelly Dolla Byky Rewk Mahhal, fidelly ጦሓብክሬዑክማኣል), is an archipelago nation located in far reaches of the southern hemisphere, as a southeasterly extension of the continent of Antarephia, to the southeast of the Harda Archipelago.
Mahhal is divided into 7 kingdoms, and under them a total of 50 prefectures (each kingdom has 7 prefectures, plus the so-called special capital prefecture of Rewk Mahhal, from which the country derives its name).
The name Mahhal is just the name of a river, Ma Hhal, meaning "Snowy River." The Snowy River Alliance was a treaty signed over a thousand years ago between the seven kingdoms.
See main article at Mahhalian Archipelago.
There are 8 top-level political divisions of Mahhal: the seven kingdoms, plus the "Special Capital Prefecture" of Rewk Mahhal, which by the constitution is sovereign territory of all seven monarchs.
Following is a table of the 8 top-level political divisions.
| Puh Kingdom
| Nellappe Kingdom
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| Jessitim Kingdom
| Dawassy Kingdom
| Rakka Kingdom
| Lyr Kingdom
| Oa Kingdom
||Oa Bazon||tbd||tbd||tbd||map location|
| Rewk Mahhal SCP
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For a complete listing of the first, second and third level divisions of the country, see the Political Divisions of Mahhal.
See main article at Government of Mahhal.
Mahhal is a Federal Constitutional Theocratic Heptarchy.
See Mahhalian Language.
Despite its location between 57 and 67 degrees south, because of prevailing ocean currents and winds Mahhal has a cold, maritime climate with most ports on the north coast and the enclosed "seas" remaining ice-free year-round. Parts of the country receive immense amounts of precipitation, and temperate rain forests cover 30% of the country. Another 10% of the country, at high elevations, are covered in glaciers, however. Winters everywhere are cold and snowy, and summers are typically mild and rainy.
Agriculture and Food Production
The growing season is short, but rainfall is abundant and hardy cultivars of rice, barley, millet, rye, along with various root vegetables such as beetroot, potato, carrot and radish, all flourish. In ancient times the Mahhalians were pastoralists, herding goats, horses and oxen, raising all as both meat and milk animals. Mahhalians still consider red meat of this sort essential, but in fact they derive almost all their protein from plant food and, most importantly, from the all-surrounding sea. Seafood constitutes a huge component of the nation's diet.
Culture and Sports
The most popular "international" sport in Mahhal, by far, is ice hockey, which they call Aes Hhakky (ዓዒሥኣቅ), a rough transliteration of the Ingerish into their spelling system. It was brought to the country by diplomats and travelers many decades ago, and with its sub-arctic climate, the country took to it well, given they were able to play outdoors for part of the year in most locations.
The country has several domestic leagues and competes internationally, and produces a substantial number of world class players. It is a charter member of the OGIIHF (OpenGeofiction International Ice Hockey Federation).