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The culture of the Kingdom of Palmares is based off of Brazilian culture, but has been greatly influenced by the government's political views, native Amazonian cultures, and Portugese culture.



Language

95% of Palmarista citizens speak Palmalingu, which is the primary language of government and most services in the country. It is an agglomerate language consisting of a combination of English, Dutch, Spanish, French, and Arawak, and has been described as the "world's weirdest language". Arawak languages are spoken by 19% of the population as a first language, and 5% speak only these languages, mainly in isolated areas. About 50% speak these languages as a second language. Spanish, English and Mandarin are taught in schools, with Spanish being spoken by a quarter of the population, English by 15%, and Mandarin by 11%.

Religion 

The most populous single religion in the Kingdom of Palmares is Christianity, which counts about 35% of the population as adherents.  20% of the population are disciples of Afro-Brazilian religions, with another 20% following closely connected Brazilian native religion. These religions include practices which have been widely condemned by the international religious community, including the lack of a concept of good or bad, and the use of hallucinogenic drugs. About 5% are Buddhists, a religion which is expanding the most quickly of any of the various religions in Palmares. ANother 5% are variosu minority religions, with the last 15% being atheists or agnostics. 

Race & Ancestry

Most inhabitants of Palmares are of indeterminate race, a result of the varied ethno-political history of the area. Only 25% identify as a specific race, with about 10% calling themselves "white", 5% "black" and 10% "native Amazonian". The major ancestral groups are European, African, and native. A significant immigrant community, mainly from East Asia, also exists, and teh governemnt is encouraging immigration, resulting in an inrush of about 100,000 people in 2013.

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