THE FREE INLANDEREdit
INLANDER/KIMWITU SOCIAL CLASSES ROYALTY- The ruling class. Those who do not speak to commoners. Noblemen are allowed multiple wives.
ARISTOCRACY- The management class.
COMMONERS- The working class.
Unlike Outlanders, Inlander marital unions are between husbands and wives, the tradition of Free Companionship is not practiced in the Rainforest.
Free Men are expected to be loyal to the Home Stone, to work, be proficient at arms in the event of having to defend the community and in general be a law-abiding subject of their Mfalme.
Male occupations among the Inlanders reflect those to be found in the Outlander cultures, Askari [Warrior], Daktari [Doctor], Mwandishi [Griot/Scribe], Builder [Kujenga], Hunters, Fishermen, Slavers and so on. Livelihoods are also divided among social-classes, as among the Mzungu/Outlanders, the professional-class being the Nobility. A nobleman would never build a fish-pond and a commoner would never become an ambassador.
What is expected of Free Men, short of taking up arms, is also expected of Inlander Free Women. A woman is expected to work toward making her community a better place to live, to be a good spouse to her husband and a good mother to her children.
Traditional occupations for Inalnder women include mid-wifery, herbalism, textile-work, such as making bark-cloth, basket and mat-weaving which is a lucerative occupation, construction of house thatching, stoop-labor in agricultural gardens and food-gathering from the Rainforest.
While veils and robes are reserved for the higher nobility and Aristocracy, proper behavior is expected of every Kimwitu female.