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Science-Fiction Adventure in the Far Future
Translated: Cultural, social, philosophical, administrative group or tao.
Vegan Society is divided into hundreds of different tuhuir, Each tuhuir has its own customs and traditions, and its own interpretation of the proper way to live.
The civil service, which governs the Vegan Autonomous District, is a tuhuir which oversees and mediates among all the other tuhuir.
Although rare, heretical and rebellious tuhuir do exist.
Archaeology shows that the tuhuir were once separate societies, each associated with a particular geographic location, like countries on ancient Earth.
Now, however, they are mixed together in complex patterns. Tuhuir are not hereditary; when a Vegan nears sexual maturity, he or she enters a period of search, which may last for many years.
Eventually, the individual chooses a tuhuir; once made, the choice is for life. In practice, about 50% of all Vegans enter the tuhuir of their parents (the exact percentage varies with each tuhuir); about 0.5% find that they enjoy the search as a way of life and never join a tuhuir.
Refs: SUPP-10, 1108