Calimshan is a nation which covers the southern corner of West Faerûn, including the Calim Desert and the Spider Swamp. Calishite is the name given to an inhabitant of Calimshan. The term “Calimite” is a severe insult. Calishites is also used to describe the human ethnicity type that looks like they come from Calimshan. Successor of Coramshan, Calimshan’s capital is the sprawling port-city of Calimport, home to emperor Syl-Pasha Ralan el Pesarkhal and the many powerful wealthy nobles called pashas. Other major cities includes Memnon and the coastal city of Schamedar.
The pervading view of the average Calishite is they are the rightful rulers of all the land south and west of the Sea of Fallen Stars. They have a tendency to look on the northern cultures as being short lived barbarian cultures barely being worthy of notice. This however does not stop them from trading with these nations as they are trading rivals with Waterdeep.