Background InformationThe Hylian-born are the main ethnicity of the Gerudo, about 85% of the Gerudo population. They are all the daughters born of Hylians fathers, the baseline and most abundant race of Hyrule. The Gerudo are naturally drawn to Hylian men as it is no secret on what kind of child they are going to get: a strong, healthy, middle-of-the-road Gerudo (most of the time). Since ancient times, the Gerudo have always been considered to be a race of beautiful women, and have been exotified and coveted by the men of other races. Once a tribe of thieves who had to steal both money and men to survive, the modern Gerudo have since begun to capitalize on their own exploitation. Justified by their need of Hylian men to continue their own race, the Gerudo society has felt compelled to ignore seemingly positive stereotypes that have cropped up around them in an effort to quash their old reputation. The idea of them being docile housewives who will put their head down for more than what a Hylian woman will accept has worked favorably for many centuries to put the Gerudo on the map as a viable option for a Hylian man seeking a spouse. However, in recent years, this very idea has backfired on them on the world political stage. Now that the Hylian kingdom reigns supreme once again, the wealth and influence that the Gerudo once enjoyed are slowly but surely being eroded from underneath them. For any Gerudo, finding a Hylian spouse is simple, but a gamble. The very same ideals that were used to elevate them in the eyes of Hylian men have also made it very difficult to have their agency taken seriously. In Hylian society, women have many struggles against the men who have seized all the power, but for a Hylian-born Gerudo, there are challenges on top of the ones a Hylian woman might face. For example, all Gerudo, even the ones who are born in The Kingdom of New Hyrule, are automatically considered lesser citizens to their Hylian counterparts. Because of this status, a Gerudo who has a grievance against a Hylian for any reason will almost never receive justice. The stripping of their rights in Hyrule has left the Gerudo in such a vulnerable position both legally and physically that these strong women, many of them former warriors, have left and are actively leaving the kingdom in droves to go back to the protection of their ancestral home where men are not allowed behind the walls of their city.
Hylian-born Gerudo usually taken on the names of their husbands/fathers, but this isn't always the case. Gerudo who don't stay with the fathers of theirs of their children (or just never get married), tend to have names such as Riju, Davida, Buandai, Ashni, Awali, Edo, Odalwa, and etc.