This creative exercise for the Pathfinder Messageboards is to combine interesting races, places and cultures that may one day find their way into Golarion. Simply pick an OGL race, an interesting geographical habitat from Varisia or beyond and two inspiring motifs from real-world cultures.
Here are my examples:
Gnomes, the Sanos forest, Australian Aborigines & Medieval Monks.
These forest Gnomes are exiled keepers of lost knowledge. Each family is a guardian of a tree that contains hidden writing within it, and these repositories are copied and recopied over generations. If such a tree is ever lost, damaged or destroyed, a Gnome from the family is encouraged to go on a walkabout to discover knowledge about the world worthy of replacing what was lost.
Dwarves, the veldt North of Janderhoff, Big-Game hunters and Mongolian nomads.
Across the veldt and plains South of the Cinderlands, Dwarven hunters track the big game. With magic, engineered ballistae and alchemical substances, these hunters shoot at great distance. Master taxidermists, they trade their precious hides and horns to perpetuate their nomadic, tinkering lifestyle. Living on the hard flat backs of giant beasts, their sturdy tent-encampments and dour yurts can be seen for miles across the plains.
Get the idea?