Tigeria (Ingerish: ty-JEER-ee-ə; Franquese: Tigrisie "tiɡʁizi"; Bai Hua: 口夏共和國 (Kǒuxià Gònghéguó), officially the Tigerine Republic, is a country on the Tulyan Peninsula in the Rivages of Tarephia. Continental Tigeria is bordered on the west by the Soboko Republic, on the north and northwest by Allendea, on the east and southeast by Kotel and Fitzétienne Sound, and on the south by Damenstrom. The capital of Tigeria is Meilinmen, and the largest city is Hexagonia City in Cinq Îles Governorate.
One of the oldest republics in Tarephia, Tigeria has maintained a policy of neutrality since the early nineteenth century. The nation has actively developed its foreign policy and has been involved in peace processes around the world. Tigeria is the birthplace of the Red Shield and is home to one of the offices of the Assembly of Nations. It is a founding member of the Tarephia Cooperation Council and the Lycene League.
Tigeria has several names in other languages, influenced primarily how other nations came to know of Tigeria.
|From tiger, tigris (Romantian)||
Tigeria (Ingerish), Tigrisie (Franquese)
|"Land of the Taichre [River]". Believed to have originated along the trade route which followed the Taichre River into the heart of Tarephia and beyond to Uletha.|
|From nimr, nimur (Mazanic)||
Nimuria (Castellanese), Nimrastan (Mazanic)
|"Tiger". The big cats which are a common presence in Tigeria. Those who first knew of Tigeria through its tigers refer to Tigeria by this derivation.|
|"[Land of] the western sun". From the position of the setting sun when viewed from sea. Originates from the Straits of Lyc, and the cultures which flourished along the straits.|
Goxia (Bai Hua)
|"Summer's mouth". Poetically interpreted as "the Goodlands". Tigeria is known by this name and its variations in countries significantly influenced by the Goxianese thalassocracy. This name also traveled along the Bai Empire's trade routes to the Bai speaking parts of the world.|
Tigeria is divided into seven governorates and one mandate. The governorates are further divided into magisters. Each magister is administered by a five-member magistrate.
|Cinq Îles||CÎ||Hexagonia City|
|Tigerworthy||TW||Emporia la Jolie|
As an active member of the international community, Tigeria is a middle power. Tigeria has long sought to develop its own international identity and contributes to several international organizations around the world. Tigeria is a member of the Assembly of Nations and Hexagonia City hosts the AN Office of the Tarephias, which is the AN Headquarters in the Tarephias. One AN primary organ and several AN organizations are headquartered at the AN Office of the Tarephias, including:
- AN Mandatory Estates Council (MEC)
- AN Capital Assistance Fund (ANCAF)
- AN Development Assistance Program (ANDAP)
- AN Environmental Sustainability Program (ANESP)
- AN High Commission for Refugees (ANHCR)
The AN Commission on Urbanization and Settlement Patterns (ANCUSP) also maintains an office at the AN Office of the Tarephias.
Tigeria is a member of the Lycene League and a founding member of the Tarephia Cooperation Council. Within these two organizations, Tigeria continually strives to drive sociopolitical cohesion in the region as a whole.
Tigeria also assumes responsibility for the diplomatic and consular representation of Inxigne and Kotel, and the protection of their borders.
In 1818, the administration of Nathaniel Rye adopted a foreign policy stance of neutrality for Tigeria. Since then, Tigeria has maintained this internationally recognized stance of neutrality, even through the Great War.