Leagues of Votann
The Leagues of Votann is the name given to the polities of the humanoid species who live on the heavy-gravity worlds of the galactic core who refer to themselves as the "Kin" and are sometimes pejoratively called "Squats" by the Humans of the Imperium.
The Kin have sometimes been misidentified by Humans and xenos species alike as different Abhuman or alien species than their true identity. For instance, the Kin have been mistakenly known to the T'au and Humans alike as the "Demiurg," to the Aeldari as the "Heliosi Ancients," and to various other peoples as the "Gnostari," the "Grome" or the "Kreg," among others.
The Kin vary in their classification by the Imperium between a sanctioned Abhuman subspecies of Humanity or a xenos species. However, the Kin's earliest surviving records do establish an ancient link between their Ancestors who settled the galactic core and an origin on pre-Imperial Old Earth.