ZázhǒngYour challenge, should you choose to accept it, is to create alternate or new ethnic groups from alternate timelines by creating possible Point of divergence for the ethnogenesis. You must discuss about the history of the new/alternate ethnic group.
This is the first ethnic group for the challenge.
Language: Andalucian (Modern Mozarabic)
Ancestry: Moorish (Mixture of Spanish, Arab and Berber) people who immigrated to the United States in 18th century
Culture: A mixture of Arab, Berber and Spanish customs with original customs.
Refers to the people on the the East African Coasts from Somalia to Mozambique. After Admiral Zheng He established contacts to the East African coasts the Chinese Emperors ordered massive exploration, trade and settlement in these areas. With times, African and Chinese populations fused in these coastal areas with mixed cultures and languages evolving. The mainland Chinese referred to these people as ,Zazhong' (mixed people). Several mighty kingdoms at the East African Coasts formed out of this creole culture. Although the Chinese Emperors wanted to be accepted as overlords, the united East African Coast kingdoms declared independence and formed a federation of equals. Finally these kingdoms chose an emperor of their own. The Empire of the Heavenly United Kingdoms of Zázhǒng Africa repelled various attacks from China, Portugal and the Ottoman Empire.
Ancestry: Somalis, Habesha, Arabs, Chinese, etc.
Apperance: Chinese and African features
Religion: Fusion of Islam-Confucianism-Traditional Africa religion
Culture: Fusion between various cultures into a distinctive culture
Language: A very distinct creole language.