Siixtaguna

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A map of northeastern Peilaš. The location of Siixtaguna is indicated.

Siixtaguna

Siixtaguna is a large subcontinent at the northeastern end of Peilaš. It is characterized by tundra in the northwest, taiga in the center, and by the Šišin mountains in the south.

In prehistoric times, the coastlines of Siixtaguna were home to the so-called Canoe Culture, a shoreline fishing culture that invented large canoes capable of reliable short-distance ocean travel. This culture later expanded south and southeast, eventually moving along the islands of Sumarušuxi and the Ttiruku Arc over to Tuysáfa (which it reached between about -4000 and -3000 YP, forming the third wave of human migration to the eastern continent).

Linguistically, the subcontinent is mostly dominated by languages of the Núalís-Takuña family, although there are also several Isthmus languages and a few language isolates not belonging to any other family, especially in the north. Along the southern coastline, a few Isles languages are also found, most prominently Mûtsipsa'.

Names

Language Name Pronunciation Source
Mûtsipsa' Siixtaguna [ˈsiːx.tʰɑˌɡu.nə] "North Takuña"
Fáralo Histuənə [ˈhis.tuə̯.nə] Mûts. Siixtaguna (borrowed)
Buruya Nzaysa Xistuna [ˈxɪs.tu.na] F. Histuənə (borrowed)
Ndok Aisô Hêstuna [hɛ̈sˈtuː.na] F. Histuənə (borrowed)
Adāta Hithuona [ˈhi.tʰu.o.na] F. Histuənə (borrowed)
Namɨdu Hissɨna [hisˈsɨ.nɐ] F. Histuənə
Woltu Falla Hitsūan [hiˈt͡suː.an] F. Histuənə
Cəssın Höstänä [ˈhœs̪.t̪æ.n̪æ] F. Histuənə
Æðadĕ Hjetun [ˈhje.tʰun] Ad. Hithuona
Nåmúþ Hisén [hiˈsɛ́n] Nam. Hissɨna