Muipido (locally Muyphïdo, /ˈmuj.pʰɨ.do/, literally “the favoured land”) was one of the great powers of the ancient world. Arising as a minor kingdom along the banks of the Lagendeda River, it would eventually come to dominate the entire river system. The Muipidans pioneered many of the basic technologies underlying civilization, from the wheel to writing to the calendar.