The culture of Jakania reflects the diverse complicated history of the country. It is a mix of Majatran, Coburan and Deltarian cultures.
Jakanians are viewed in the world as one of the most isolated and warmongering people in Terra due to their long history of violence. As a result, Jakanians are generally viewed as bigots, violent, disrespectful and rude towards foreigners, but are kind and loving towards their people, family and relatives. Jakania is also known for having the military as the center of their society.
Crescent and StarEdit
The Crescent and Star symbolises Jakania's Ahmadi heritage. Ahmadism was introduced to the Jakanians by Malhun Turjak in Kafuristan and introduced to the Turjaks by Sultan Mehmed I in Jakania.
The Phoenix was a legendary creature used by Malhun Turjak to unite the Jakanians through the turbulent years of the Great Exodus. The creature was subusquently slaughtered by Sultan Mehmed I and its bone used to construct the Phoenix Throne. Today it symbolises the unity and glory of the Jakanians.
Stars are often seen in Jakania's flags and emblems. It represents the history and culture of the people and that it should neither be forgotten nor changed like the unchanging stars in the night.
Slavery has a long history in Jakania. Slaves are called Turjaks or "property of the Turjak Empire".
Jakania is not known for its long tradition of gender equality. Women are seen as weak and feeble minded, they can't serve in jobs that demand manual labour, they do not have full access to higher education and those who have access to such education are generally from an elite class. Thus, very few women occupy the most highest ranking civilian position in the nation.
Most male Jakanians view women as their "baby making machine". As a result, women are known to have been killed once they reach menopause as their only purpose in Jakanian society is to produce children.
Polygamy is a common practice.
In Jakania, women are of marrying age at the age of thirteen. Males who wish to marry gift them with a hijab or nikab, a cloak covering the head and chest. This signifies that they are to be married or are married.
The early music of Jakania featured indigenous sound that flourished before the arrival of the Jakanians. When Jakanians arrived, they introduced Majatran music which became popular and the indignous sounds soon became extinct.
By the end of the Warring States Period, Jakanian music consisted of overtone singing, chanting and lacked musical instruments. Lyrics consisted of glorifying war and frowning upon the Turjaks. Many historians say the Warring States Period destroyed Jakanian music.
After the unification of Jakania in 2117, there were attempts to modernise Jakanian music.