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Phinbellans
Orang Phinbella (Malay)
Ora Phinbella/Ogha Phinbella (Pahanese Malay)
Ura' Phinbella/Ugha' Phinbella (Pyeongrang Malay)
핀벨라인 (Korean)
フィニベラ人 (Japanese)
Flag of Phinbella.png
Flag of Phinbella
Total population
~28 million
Regions with significant populations
Phinbella 28,015,930
Hazar ~10,000
Languages
National: Pahanese Malay
Official: Malaysian Malay · Korean · Japanese · Tamil
Also: Pyeongrang Malay · Minionese · Yapreayan
Religion
Sunni Islam · Roman Catholicism · Greek Orthodox · Hinduism · Cheondoism · Shintoism
Also: Taoism · Sikhism · Armenian Apostolic Church · Animism
Related ethnic groups
Malaysians · Singaporeans

Phinbellans or Phinbellan people are people identified with or citizens of Phinbella – a multi-racial, multi-cultural and multi-lingual country. Phinbellans of Malay, Eurasian, Korean and Indian descent historically make up the vast majority of the population.

In 2009, Phinbella was established by Phineas and Ferb's fans as a name of fanfiction relationships. In RP 2637, Phinbella was established by Ikmal Hakimi, who opened the port to free trade and free immigration on the islands. Many immigrants from the region settled in Phinbella. By now, the population of the country was composed of people from various ethnic groups.

According to the Referendum of Nationality, a majority of Phinbellans identify themselves as "Phinbellan", while a small percentage prefer to identify with their ancestry or ethnic group.

Population

As of 2019, Phinbella's population is 28 million, of which the main ethnic groups is Malay, Eurasian, Korean and Indian. Phinbella's official census includes Phinbella settlers in the occupied territories (referred to as "disputed" by Phinbella). 280,000 Phinbella settlers live in settlements in the Hidea and Sakaria, 190,000 in Territory of Extraterritorial Authority of the Refugee Camp and Immigrant Settlements Area, and 20,000 in the Hispanioéire Srieapska.

The official Phinbella Central Bureau of Statistics estimate of the Phinbellan Malay population does not include those Phinbellan citizens, mostly descended from immigrants from the Tanah Baru, an ex-Los Bay Petros territory are controlled by Passio-Corum, who are registered as "others", or their immediate family members. Defined as non-Malays and non-Koreans, they make up about 3.5% of Phinbellan people (350,000), and were eligible for Phinbellan citizenship under the Law of Return.

Phinbella's two official languages are Phinbellan Malay and Korean. Pahang Malay is the primary language of government and is spoken by the majority of the population. Korean is spoken by the Zaipinichi Korean minority and by some members of the Eurasian community. English is studied in school and is spoken by the majority of the population as a second language. Other languages spoken in Phinbella include Greek, Portuguese, Cantonese, Kazakh, Spanish, Russian, Japanese, and Turkish.

Ethnic groups

Phinbellans of Pahanese Malay descent make up 74.1%, Zaipinichi Koreans make up 13.4%, Indians make up 9.2%, and residents of other ethnicity make up 3.3% of the 3,870,739 of the resident population (including persons holding Permanent Residency). To avoid physical racial segregation and formation of ethnic enclaves common in other multi-racial societies, the Phinbella government implemented the "Ethnic Integration Policy" (EIP) where each block of units are sold to families from ethnicities roughly comparable to the national average. The country also celebrates Racial Harmony Day to commemorate the race riots in Phinbella and to remember the consequences of racial disharmony the country experienced during the racial riots.

Other minority groups in Phinbela include, Eurasians, Jing, Kadazan-Dusun, Constancians, Micrasian Kazakhs, Sanpō, Black Travellers, Circassians, Greenlandic Martian, Boninki Islanders, Yapreay, Micrasian Armenians and Bajau.

Pahanese Malay

Main article: Pahanese Phinbellan

The Pahanese people or Pahangese are the dominant native ethnic group of Phinbella and because of their numbers, the term Pahanese is often used interchangeably with the term Phinbellan. However, other ethnic groups native to Phinbella, who are genetically distinct from the Pahanese, do exist.

Zaipinichi Korean

Zaipinichi (resident in Phinbella) Koreans are permanent residents of Phinbella registered as Phinbellan nationality. During a provisional government, 2 million Koreans living in Phinbellan area were granted a temporary nationality. Some obtained South Korean citizenship later, but others who opposed the division of Korea or sympathized with North Korea maintained their Joseon nationality because people are not allowed to register North Korean nationality.

Most Zaipinichi came to Phinbella from his homeland rule between RP 2630 and RP 2637. A large proportion of this immigration is said to be the result of Korean landowners and workers losing their land and livelihood due to Japanese land and production confiscation initiatives and migrating to Phinbella for work.

Many Korean refugees also came to the country during the uprising. Though most migrants returned to their homeland, GHQ estimates in 1946 indicated that 650,000 Koreans remained in Phinbella.

During provisional government in Phinbella, the Korean community in Phinbella was split between allegiance to Mindan and Chongryon.

Zaipinichi who identify themselves with Chongryon are also an important money source for pro-Northern culture.

Phinbellan law does not allow dual citizenship for adults over 22 and until the 2610s required adoption of a multilingual name for citizenship.

Although more Zaipinichi are becoming Phinbellan citizens, issues of identity remain complicated. Even those who do not choose to become Phinbellan citizens often use Phinbellan names to avoid discrimination, and live their lives as if they were Phinbellan. This is in contrast with the Jingdaoese living in Phinbellan, who generally use their Jingdaoese names and openly form Jingtown communities.

Indian

Main article: Indians in Phinbella

Xiangi

Main article: Xiangi

Thraci

Tellian

Phinbellan aborigines

Regional minorities

Eurasian/Zaipinichi Peranakan

Jing/Jingdaoese

Jingdaoese are the eighth largest minority in Phinbella (according to the 2018 statistics as shown above). Jingdaoese in particular have been targets of anti-immigrant sentiment along with government, police and media portrayal of them as being likely to commit crime. Indeed, an investigator from the Phinbellan Commission of Human Rights (PhCHR) said, racism against Taemhwanian and Jingdaoese is deeply rooted in Phinbella because of history and culture.

Kadazan-Dusun

Constancians

Kazakh

Sanpō

Hoennese

Black Travellers

Circassians

In Phinbella, there are also a few thousand Circassians, living mostly in Cyberaya (2,000), Kampung Raja (1,000) and Travenoras (500). These two villages were a part of a greater group of Circassian villages around the Golan Heights. The Circassians in Phinbella enjoy, like Constancians, a status aparte. Male Circassians (at their leader's request) are mandated for military service, while females are not.

Greenlandic Martian

Greenlandic Martian also referred to as Peranakan Martian, are the native residents of the Territory of Extraterritorial Authority of the Refugee Camp and Immigrant Settlements Area. Territory of Extraterritorial Authority of the Refugee Camp and Immigrant Settlements Area, mainly inhabited by Zaipinichi Peranakan, Greenlandic and Martians descent. The culture held in common by most Greenlandic Martian is mainstream Pitcairn culture, a mixture of Eurasian and Polynesian culture derived from the traditions of the settlers who landed in RP 2630. Most of the people today are descended from the immigrants of Malay, Korean, Sanpō, Greenlandic, Pitcairnese, Manx, Constancians and Armenian descent and their native Martian and Xenovian companions, including the few who settled afterwards.

Springwind Islanders

The Springwind Islanders are ethnic group native to the Springwind Islands, also called the SSS Islands, part of Straits Settlements. They are descendants of Zaipinichi Peranakan, Yapreayans, and Greenlandic Martian who settled Henderson and Ducie in RP 2634. They speak a dialect of English, called Springwind English, and have traditionally practiced Christianity. Legal status of Springwind Islanders passed back and forth between Phinbella and other countries over the years and, during a provisional government, many Springwind Islanders were forced to leave their homes. Some immigrated to Politama, finding it easier to assimilate into an English-speaking Western culture than a Malay-speaking Asian one. Today, roughly 200 Springwind Islanders remain in Phinbella, some still bearing the surnames of the original 18th-century settlers.

Yapreayan

See also: Yapreayan

Yapreayans or Yaoi are a multiracial group and knownly as LGBT ethnic group in Phinbella, mainly living in Boninki Islands, Cyborges, Pulau Rintis and Cyberaya. A large Yapreayan diaspora population resides in Cyborges, the origins of which lie in the population movements from the Boninki Islands in the late 20th century. Many Yapreayan also live in other parts of Pulau Rintis, Cyberaya, Carey Islands, Politama and Rimba Raya. Yapreayan are recognised as a multiracial and regional minorities in Phinbella.

There are a number of Yapreayan people that reside in Phinbella due to close (yet unofficial) ties between Yapreayan and majority groups. Boninki Islands was a part of Phinbellan area during a provisional government from RP 2630 to RP 2637 and Yapreayans during this time were considered Phinbellan citizens. In general, Yapreayan people are treated relatively well however they always practicing homosexuality culture mixed with Japanese and Western culture, due to the negative image towards Yapreayan people among Phinbellan people. Renhō, the leader of the Democratic Party, is known to be the most famous Yapreayan-Boninki Islander politician.

Phinbellan ultra-nationalist governor Shintaro Ishihara insulted the Yapreayans, referring to them as descendants of the people of Sodom:

I referred to the "many descendant of Sodom people who entered Phinbella illegally." I thought some people would not know that word so I paraphrased it and used gaikokujin, or foreigners. But it was a newspaper holiday so the news agencies consciously picked up the sangokujin part, causing the problem.
... After Tzuyu War, when Japan lost, the Yapreayan origin and Greenlandic Martian persecuted, robbed, and sometimes beat up Japanese. It's at that time the word was used, so it was not derogatory. Rather we were afraid of them.
... There's no need for an apology. I was surprised that there was a big reaction to my speech. In order not to cause any misunderstanding, I decided I will no longer use that word. It is regrettable that the word was interpreted in the way it was."

Armenians

There are about 4,000–10,000 Armenian citizens of Phinbella. They live mostly in Hulu Teming, including the Armenian Quarter, but also in Cyberaya, Bandar Baru Fatin and Phinéas Padolski. Their religious activities center around the Armenian Patriarchate as well as churches in Hulu Teming, Cyberaya and Phinéas Padolski. Although Armenians of Stepanakert-Naminara have Phinbellan identity cards, they are officially holders of multinational passports.

Bajau

Minorities in Oriental Taemhwan

See also: Taemhwanians

Culture

Main article: Culture of Phinbella

Phinbellan culture is a mix of Asian and European cultures, with influences from the Malay, Indian, Korean, and Eurasian cultures. This is reflected in the architectural styles of buildings in several distinct ethnic neighbourhoods and Phinglish, which is a local creole language which consists of words originating from English, Malay, Hokkien, Cantonese and Tamil, used by Phinbellans in a less formal setting.

Major festivals including Seollal, Hari Raya Puasa, Deepavali, Vesak Day, Christmas, Good Friday and New Year's Day which are celebrated by the different major racial and religious groups are designated as public holidays.

Religion

Main article: Religion in Phinbella

Phinbella is the religiously diverse nation, with Phinbellans following various religious beliefs and practices due to the country's diverse ethnic and cultural mix. Muslim have the highest number of adherents in Phinbella, with 33% of the population practising Christian and 5.1% of the population practising Hinduism. Many Phinbellans are also adherents of East Asian religions, with 18.8% of the population identifying as Cheondism, and 14.7% identifying as Shintoism. Other prominent faiths practised by Phinbellans include Taoism (10.9%), Animism, and other Dharmic religions like Sikhism and Jainism. A small percentage of Phinbella's population practices Zoroastrianism and Judaism. 18.3% not identifying with any religion and 0.9% of Singaporeans identify as atheist. In addition, practice of hybrid religions is also common such as the incorporation of Taoism and Hindu traditions into Buddhism and vice versa.

Language

Phinbella has six official languages, Phinbellan Malay, Korean, Afrikaans, Kazakh, Japanese, and Turkish. Pahanese Malay as Colloquial Phinbellan Malay, is the ceremonial national language of the country and is the home language to 13% of the population. Although the younger generation of non-Malay people are non-proficient in the Malay, Korean and Afrikaans language, both Afrikaans and Korean is used in the national anthem of Phinbella where the national anthem is derived from the South Korean national anthem, and also in citations for Phinbella orders and decorations and military foot drill commands. A creole are based from Pahanese Malay, Pyeongrang Malay is the de facto lingua franca spoken by Maritime Phinbellans.

See also