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Encyclopedia > Minor races in Star Wars

This is a list of species and races from the fictional universe of Star Wars.

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Abyssin

This species has been most often described as "primitive and violent," and are often hired as petty thugs should one travel off-world. They inhabit the planet Byss and are a nomadic race. At about two metres tall, the hulking, humanoid Abyssin have long limbs and a single large eye that dominates their greenish-tan foreheads. They can heal quickly and regenerate any body part, and because of this condone a high degree of physical violence.


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Adarian

Adarians are humanoids from planet Adari.


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Anx

The Anx are humanoids from planet Gravlex Med.


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Aqualish

The most notorious of the Aqualish, Pondo Baba, was the being whose arm was severed by Obi-Wan Kenobi during the fight in the Mos Eisley cantina. The species has a reputation for being nasty, crude and aggressive, and generally pursue careers as mercenaries, bounty hunters and pirates. The Aqualish hail from the planet Ando; they are tusked and walrus-faced humanoids. Their home planet is almost entirely covered by water. The only hospitable land consists of a few rocky outcroppings and swamp-covered islands. The two species of Aqualish, the Aquala and the Quara, are distinguished by their different hands.


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Arcona

A strange species, Arcona are reptiles without scales, but have a humanoid body. They have flat, anvil-shaped heads, with clear, marblelike eyes, and skin tone that ranges from mahogany to ebony. The native planet of the Arcona, Cona, is always hot, and has very little water. The atmosphere is filled with ammonia vapor. The Arcona's weaknesses have been exploited in the past; off-worlders used to trade water for mineral rights, but discovered their easy addiction to salt. Traders then imported large amounts of the element before communities outlawed the dealings.


More information about Arcona on the HoloNet (http://www.starwars-holonet.com/holonet.php?fiche=org_esp_arcona)


Besalisk

Besalisks are a race of four-armed humanoids. Dexter Jettster is one of these.


Bimm

The Bimm are peaceful humanoids natives from planet Bimm.


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Bith

Bith are native to the planet Clakdor VII. They have pale skin, large heads and eyes, and long fingers. Figrin D'an and the Modal Nodes are a Bith band seen playing music in the Mos Eisley Cantina in A New Hope.


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Bothan

Bothan is a species first mentioned, though not seen, in the 1983 film Return of the Jedi, the third film of the Star Wars saga. Many members of this race, often sought out as spies and intelligence agents, died to obtain information about the second Death Star battle station under construction at Endor. Also, a few have been a part of Rogue Squadron. The incident in which they obtained this information in documented in the Steve Perry novel Shadows of the Empire.


Bothans make their first appearance as 1.5-meter-tall feline humanoids in the Timothy Zahn novel Heir to the Empire. As represented by Borsk Fey'lya (who would later become the New Republic's Chief of State), Bothans are eager to advance their personal power any way that they can. From their forested homeworld of Bothawui, Bothans operate an advanced spynet that rivals both Rebel and Imperial intelligence gathering, and in some ways surpasses them.


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Celegian

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Chagrian

Chagrians are blue skinned humanoids with horns and lethorns. One example is Mas Amedda, who is the Speaker of the Galactic Senate.


Cerean

Cereans are a species with long cone-like heads that hail from the planet Cerea. One example is Jedi Master Ki-Adi-Mundi.


Chazrach

The Chazrach are a short, stocky, reptilian humanoid race that serve the Yuuzhan Vong as slaves. They first appeared in the NJO book Dark Tide: Ruin where they were used as support troops to capture Dubrillion. They are shorter and less intelligent than their Vong masters.


Chiss

The Chiss are a fictional near-human race from the Star Wars Expanded Universe. The Chiss are from the planet Csilla which is part of the(previously) Unknown Regions and are characterized by blue skin and glowing red eyes. A famous Chiss was Grand Admiral Thrawn.


Chistori

The Chistori are a lizard-type humanoid race. One example is Desann.


Clawdite

Clawdites are a genetic offspring from Zolanders, the dominant species on planet Zolan. When Zolanders discovered that their sun had increased its radioactive emissions, they tried to unleash a gene in the Zolander skin cells to activate natural protection against radiation. The results created a new species, Clawdites, which were metamorphs. Clawdites can change their appearance, if keeping body mass as a constant and not retaining the same aspect for a long time. Zolanders ostracised Clawdites and they had many civil wars, but in the end, Clawdites subjugated Zolanders.


Zam Wesell, the bounty hunter working with Jango Fett on Coruscant in Attack of the Clones, is the only known example of a Clawdite in the Star Wars movies.


Coway

The Coway are a fur-covered humanoid species that are native to the planet Mimban, of the Circarpous Major System. The Coway live deep underground, and have a strong aversion to surface-dwellers. Coways have small eyes, but are able to see in the dark due to their infrared vision. Additionally, they are able to eat foods normally poisonous to humans as a result of their more tolerant digestive sytem. They wear simple, primative clothing.


The underground world of the Coway can be reached through deep shafts known as Thrella Shafts (named after the Thrella, an extinct species known for their numerous underground tunnels and wells). Often these have side-tunnels which lead to Coway dwellings. The Coways' government consists of three members who make decisions.


Croke

Dashade

Dashades are tall, humanoid reptiles with dark skin. They are powerful warriors and assassins, and they are not affected by the powers of the Force. Their planet, Urkupp, was almost destroyed during the Great Sith War, killing most of the Dashades. As far as is known now, only one Dashade remains, Ket Maliss, an assassin for Black Sun who was cryonized when his boss discovered that only a few Dashades remained. Some theorize about undiscovered Dashade colonies.


Defel

The Defel (colloquially known as Wraiths) are barely visible beings who appear to most other species as shadows, re-enforcing the misconception that they are chameleon-like beings or "living shadows". Typically, they are employed as mercenaries or guards. they are from a large, high-gravity, seldom-visited world orbiting the ultraviolet supergiant Ka'Dedus. Af'El has no ozone layer and ultraviolet light passes freely to the surface, while other light wavelengths are blocked by the heavy gases in the planet's atmosphere. Thus, all lifeforms on Af'El can only see in ultraviolet light ranges, and are blind to other wavelengths of light. Af'El is the homeworld of the Defel, or "wraiths," whose bodies absorb visible light, giving them the appearance of shadows. The Defel live in underground cities to escape Af'El's violent storms. A main export of the planet is the metal meleenium (used in durasteel), which is only known to exist on Af'El.


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Devaronian

Devaronians are a horned humanoid species from the world of Devaron in the Expansion Region, a planet of low mountains and deep valleys linked by thousands of rivers. It is believed that they are descended from a race of primates that lived in the mountains of Devaron, and that their horns were a genetic mutation that proved useful in fending off predatory birds.


The Devaronians are one of the most unique races in the galaxy, as their male and female sexes are so vastly different in appearance and temperament. The males are docile, non-aggressive creatures, completely hairless, with red-tinted skin and a pair of large horns growing from their heads. They take great pride in their horns, and groom them quite regularly. Female Devaronians are covered in thick calico fur that ranges in color from brown to white and are hornless. They are aggressive by nature, and tend to dominate their culture. In addition, the teeth of the males are all incisors, but the females also have molars and prominent canines.


Devaronians were one of the first species in the galaxy to develop interstellar travel, and the males of the species have been common sights in spaceports throughout the galaxy for thousands of years. Devaronian males are driven by an urge to wander, usually taking the first opportunity to move on from one place to another. As such, they are often found traveling the galaxy as tramp freighter captains and scouts. Female Devaronians, on the other hand, are content to remain in a single location, and, as such, raise the young and run the government of Devaron. The males send as much money as they can manage back to their homeworld to support their families, but otherwise hardly ever return once they have begun to travel the stars. The females are content with this arrangement, as they tend to view the restless males as disruptive to home life.


One Devaronian, going under the name of Labria, was seen in the cantina scene of A New Hope. He has one of the galaxy's highest bounties for his deadly criminal activity.


Dug

Dugs are slender, powerfully-built beings with a somewhat humanoid build and a unique method of walking. Their strong arms are used as legs, and their lower limbs are used as arms. Dugs have smooth skin, which hangs loose and pouchy around their necks, fin-like ears, and pronounced snouts. Dugs are known for their ill-tempered demeanor, and many are little more than bullying thugs. Diminutive Dugs often feel the need to throw around their strength in bids to establish dominance. One of the best known Dugs is Sebulba, a Podracing champion from Pixelito on Malastare.


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Duros

Duros are said to be among the first spacefaring humanoid species, including humans. They are known for their superior astro-navigational skills. Two Duros can be seen in the Mos Eisley Cantina in Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope. Duros are related to the Neimodians, the aliens in charge of the Trade Federation in the prequel films, because many years before the Republic, the Duros colonized the planet Neimoidia, and thus the Neimoidians, a newer "version" of Duros, were born.


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Elom

Native to the planet Elom, members of this species are short and stocky, and are covered with thick, oily hair. They have two tusks covering the opening of their mouth, and have two small eyes set on a pair of stalks protruding from either side of their head. In addition, they are herbivores.


Eloms originally developed on the surface of the planet Elom, but were forced to move underground when water became scarce. Since then, they remained isolated from the rest of the galaxy, with many Eloms continuing to retreat further underground.


There is another intelligent species in the planet, the Elomin. Elomins are humanoids with horns, while Eloms are strange, short mammals with fangs and claws. Both species were divided and each thought the other one was extinct. When Elomins re-discovered Eloms, they tried to make the Republic believe that they were only unintelligent animals, but truth was discovered and Eloms were granted rights. However, Eloms seem not to be interested in politics and still live in burrows.


Ewok

Ewoks are a primitive tribal species from the Forest Moon of Endor. They are small and furry and appear to be distantly related to Wookiees. The Ewoks are best known for their aid to the Rebels in taking down the shield generator that was protecting the Second Death Star.


Falleen

The Falleen are a reptilian species known to be as long lived as Hutts. They are capable of exuding pheromones that make all but the most determined of humanoids of opposite sex strongly attracted to them. The Falleen are best represented by Prince Xizor, the head of the criminal organization Black Sun during the late Empire. More information about Falleens on the HoloNet (http://www.starwars-holonet.com/holonet.php?fiche=org_esp_falleen)


Feeorin

Fosh

The Fosh are a sentient avian species, able to fly at will. They are first mentioned in the Star Wars: The New Jedi Order series. The only Fosh mentioned in all the Star Wars books was the Jedi Knight Vergere.


The Fosh, as a species, never had a large population on their planet, preventing them from becoming an influential race, as humans are in the Star Wars universe.


Gamorrean

Gamorreans are large smelly creatures of little intelligence that are often hired as guards. The crime boss Jabba the Hutt was fond of hiring them because they were so inexpensive. On their home planet Gamorreans exist in a sort of tribal political system dominated by the females, sows. This society is much like that of primitive humans.


Physically, Gamorreans appear in the movie as greenish, slimy creatures (and apparently smelly). They can be best described closest to pigs with their mouths and grunting king of language. They are stocky, and very muscular, making them excellent melee/hand to hand fighters. They wear little clothing, consisting usually of a loincloth and primitive armour.


As a result of their physical characteristics and low intelligence, Gamorreans away from their home planet are usually employed as mercenary fighters, guards, or heavy labourers. One notable exception to this was the Wraith Squadron pilot Voort SaBring, who was biochemically altered by the BinRing Corporation to bring his attention span and intelligence more in line with humans'.


Gand

Gands are insectoids who evolved in the homonymous planet Gand, which is a gas giant. There are two main sub-species of Gands: With and without lungs. Gands with lungs are used to Gand's atmosphere, but they are poisoned by oxygen and must use a special breathing gear if they want to leave Gand. Gands without lungs have special regeneration properties.


Gands are not allowed to use names if they have never achieved anything. A young or underachiever Gand talks about himself or herself in third person and calling himself "gand". If they do a feat, they can use their family surname, but will still use the third person. A second, more impressive feat allows the heroic Gand to choose a first name for himself. Only the best-known Gands are allowed to use the first person, and it takes a ritual to test aptitude with a jury. However, should a Gand be ashamed of his deeds, he would reduce his name when talking about himself.


Some Gands choose a strange profession, the findsman. A findsman is a shaman as well as a policeman. The findsman will interpret the shapes of gases and make prophecies, usually about fugitives. Then, the findsman in person will track the fugitive to bring him to justice. During the Empire, some findsmen became bounty hunters


Gands live in a totalitarian monarchy.


Geonosian

The Geonosians are an insectoid species native to the planet Geonosis. Geonosians reside in hive colonies in organic-looking spires. All Geonosians have a hard exoskeleton, elongated faces, multi-jointed limbs, and speak in a strange clicking language. They are a barbaric race and their bloodthirsty minds view brutal violence as entertainment. They enjoy watching victims trying to survive in the massive execution arenas while savage creatures vie for their blood.


Geonosis (As seen in Episode II) is a barren rocky world home to thousands of factories geared towards mechanical construction. Many of the Galaxy's biggest manufacturing concerns hold contracts with the Geonosians.


In Geonosian society there are two main types of Geonosian: the wingless drones that mostly work as laborers, and the winged aristocrat, which includes royal warriors serving as scouts and providing security to the hive. Geonosians do not have a standing military. They instead use their droid foundries to build armies for corporate interests wealthy enough to afford them — entities such as the Trade Federation and the Techno Union.


Poggle the Lesser was a Geonosian who appeared in Episode II and oversaw the production of battle droids for the Trade Federation and later provided the bulk of the troops for the Confederacy of Independent Systems.


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Givin

The Givin are from the planet Yag'Dhul and are often found doing starship repair work because of their exoskeleton, which allows them to withstand depressurization.


Gorax

The Goraxes are a race of behemoths from the Forest Moon of Endor. They can grow up to more than 30 metres and dwell on high crags far from the forests of the forest moon. They are mentioned in the Illustrated Star Wars Universe book. They resemble humans but they have primate faces and narrow chins. They have enormous ears that are the size of dragon wings that are highly sensitive to noises made by small animals. They make communicate by making grumbling noises. The Goraxes wear fur cloths. The Goraxes are primitive and powerful and they frequently make raids on Ewok villages, where they smah through walls and kidnap Ewoks. They hunt at night since their eyes are sensitive to bright light.


Gotal

Gotals evolved in dark Antar 4. As light is not available there, they evolved cranial cones, receptors to electromagnetism and other emissions. They do not rely on sight, but they can be great trackers thanks to their horns. However, natural emissions from a droid or a Jedi do damage Gotals. Culturally, they only seem to be attracted to other creatures with cones or horns.


Gotal Starwars.com Databank entry (http://www.starwars.com/databank/species/gotal)


Gran

The Gran are a three-eyed alien race native to the planet Kinyen, though they have colonies across the galaxy, such as on the planets Hok and Malastare. Gran had a great deal of power within the Galactic Senate, during the later years of the Old Republic, but by the time the Emperor's reign descended over the galaxy, Gran became less common.


Gungan

The Gungans have humanoid bodies, but their heads are elongated with large, dangling finlike ears. They live in underwater cities on the planet Naboo. The principal Gungan character in the movies is Jar Jar Binks; the ruler of the Gungans is Boss Nass. The only other Gungan to be given a name in the films is Captain Tarpals, though the novelization also mentions a General Ceel.


The Gungans and the Naboo (human inhabitants of Naboo) didn't get along, as the Gungans believed the Naboo to be pompous cowards while the Naboo believed the Gungans to be barbarians. This attitude lasted until Queen Amidala united the Gungans and Naboo to fight the Trade Federation in the Battle of Naboo.


After the Battle of Naboo, the Gungans attained representation in the Senate through Representative Jar Jar Binks.


H'nemthe

H'nemthes, from planet H'nemthe, have four horns and ridges of bone and skin on their faces. When a female H'nemthe consummates her relationship with a male, she eviscerates him with her knife-shaped tongue, strangely considering it a proof of love.


Humans

Identical to our human race, the humans from 'Star Wars' are not really considered aliens. The human race from the 'Star Wars' galaxy seem to have many different cultures mixed in (like Luminar Uldini from the Jedi Council. She appears human but it looks like there is another type of species mixed in).


The humans in 'Star Wars' seem to be have ties to a greater metachlorian count- like human Jedi and descendents to them. What is not touched upon is the fact that our human culture uses different languages between humans. 'Star Wars' humans only seem to use english (called "Basic" in Star Wars) (and aurebesh) to communicate with other humans.


Hutt

Hutts are large, slimy, sluglike creatures who control a large space empire. The species hails originally from the planet Varl, but their capital is on Nal Hutta. Their language is Huttese, which is similar to Quechua. Although the Hutt Empire is powerful in its own right, many ambitious Hutts move to other worlds to become overlords in organized crime. Most Hutts do not use their surnames, preferring to just be called "the Hutt" ("Jabba the Hutt," for example). Hutts have a life-span of well over 600 years.


Ishi Tib

Ishi Tibs are ecologist aliens from planet Tibrin. They are amphibious with huge eyes and beak-like mouths. Their green skins retains humidity, but an Ishi Tib must have a bath every thirty hours or so. They are considered meticulous strategists and managers.


There are Ishi Tibs in Jabba the Hutt's palace and also in the Rebel briefing to attack the second Death Star.


Ithorian

Ithorians are a species of intelligent herbivores from the planet Ithor. They are commonly called "Hammerheads" because of their long, curving neck and T-shaped head.


An Ithorian, an exile named Momaw Nadon, was present in the Mos Eisley Cantina in Star Wars: A New Hope.


In the events of The New Jedi Order, the planet Ithor was destroyed by the Yuuzhan Vong as part of their invasion.


Jawa

Jawas are a species of alien from the Star Wars universe, natives of Tatooine. They are scavengers, often seeking out technology for sale or trade in the deep deserts in their huge sandcrawler transports. They are also a pygmy and rodentlike race, and considered "remarkably ugly". They are about 1 meter tall and characterised by their brown robes, yellow eyes, and quickly spoken language. In most Jawa clans, half the clan works and lives in the sandcrawlers while the other family unit dwells in fortresses deep in the desert where wares collected are stored. These fortresses have high walls made from large chunks of old wrecked spaceships for protection against Tusken Raiders and krayt dragons.


A band of Jawas were responsible for locating C-3PO and R2-D2 and selling them to Luke Skywalker's uncle Owen Lars. Another tribe of jawas was also responsible for finding Jabba the Hutt's rancor.


Kaminoan

Tall, thin aliens with pale skin from the isolated planet of Kamino, Kaminoans show a long neck. Males also show a ridge through the back of their heads. They like to be isolated from the galaxy. Kaminoans are expert eugenetists, as they had to reproduce through cloning after a natural disaster on Kamino. They work creating and training clones for third parties from stations on massive platforms above the sea. Kaminoans seem to be concerned about the ethics of their workings, but they are also na´ve.


Kaminoans developed the clone army of the Republic, as shown in Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones.


The aspect of Kaminoans, specially in the initial drafts, was inspired on the supposed aliens of Roswell.


Kel Dor

The Kel Dor hail from the planet Dorin. They require masks to protect them from oxygen-rich atmospheres. One Kel Dor is Jedi Master Plo Koon.


Kitonak

Kitonaks are white, pudgy aliens from Kirdo III. They show a tough skin which folds to seal vulnerable openings, a trait evolved to protect them from the harsh environment of Kirdo's deserts. They also have some double organs, including two pairs of lungs.


Kitonaks are very dexterous, but also very patient. They never rush. This is because they feed on animals called choobas and they must stand motionless for a long time until a chooba gets near them. Even when talking with Humans or other aliens, Kitonaks are painfully slow to answer any question, and equally slow to walk (as they do not move their legs, but expand and contract the feet's muscles). They eat once a month. They also have a phobia to quicksands and caves.


Droopy McCool of the Max Rebo Band was an example of a Kitonak.


Klatooinian

Klatooinians come from the planet Klatooine. When the Hutts were waging a war against Xim the Despot, they looked for help on some planets. Hutts asked Klatooinians to become part of their army. Klatooinians thought it was some kind of sacred war and Barada M'Beg signed a treaty so that Klatooinians will be slaves of the Hutts forever. After defeating Xim, Klatooinians still serve the Hutts. Most of their children are named Barada to honor Barada M'Beg.


One of the thugs on Jabba the Hutt's skiff was a Klatooinian also named Barada. This name comes from sci-fi famous quote Klaatu Barada Nitko. See also Nikto and The Day the Earth Stood Still.


Kubaz

The Kubaz is a insect-eating species that have been known to be informants for the Empire. One such Kubaz, by the name of Garindan, led Stormtroopers to the droids on Tatooine in A New Hope.


Lamproid

Massassi

The Massassi is an ancient race. Their home was on the moon Yavin 4 where they were brought by the early Sith.


During the Galactic Civil War, the Rebel Alliance built a base in the old Massassi temples on Yavin 4. It was from this base that the two Rebel squadrons of X-Wings and Y-Wings attacked the first Death Star.


Mimbanite

An alien species from Circarpous V, the Mimbanites were related to the Coway. When the Empire took control of their planet, they thought this species was not suited for the physical demands of slavery.


Mon Calamari

The Mon Calamari are an amphibious race from the planet Dac (The planet is called Mon Calamari by humans).


During the Galactic Civil War, the Mon Calamari eventually joined the Rebel Alliance and proved a invaluable asset. This was primarily due to the Mon Calamari being masters of starship construction and supplying the Alliance with badly needed capital ships that could take on the Galactic Empire's ships of the line. Prior to joining the Alliance, the Mon Calamari had only built passenger liners because of their peaceful ethos.


The most famous individual is Admiral Ackbar, the supreme admiral of the Rebel Alliance's naval forces. Admiral Ackbar also assisted with the design of the B-wing starfighter.


Muun

A thin, tall species from Muunilist, Munns have pasty-white skin. Their bodies were elongated and thin, with equally elongated and thing heads. Muuns do not like travelling, and they usually stay indoors. Muuns controlled InterGalactic Banking Clan. During the Clone Wars, Muuns helped the Separatists and minted new coins for planets leaving the Republic.


Nagai

The Nagai are aliens with pale skin, jet-black hair and angular features, they lived on the planet Nagi, beyond the borders of the Old Republic and the Empire. They were originally known as "Knives". They were natural enemies of the Tof, usually waging wars against them.


Nautolan

The amphibian species of Nautolans originated from the planet Glee Anselm. Kit Fisto is a good example of one.


Neimodian

Neimodians well known because of Nute Gunray and the other leaders of the Trade Federation. Much how the Imperial Officers were given British accents, the Neimoidians have been given Asian accents. This mushmouthed accent has been interpreted as stereotypically Chinese by some.


According to the Expanded Universe, Neimodians are decendents of Duros colonists that landed on Neimoidia in the year of the Republic inception. They are born as grubs and placed in communal hives. Neimoidians tend to be fearful of death and greedy. Neimoidians have been sterotyped by other races in the galaxy as corrupt, particularly after the Battle of Naboo.


Nikto

When the planet Kintan suffered some changes because of the explosion of a nearby star, evolution on the planet created five sub-branches of the same species, the Niktos: Kajain'sa'niktos (Red Niktos, from the desert); Kadas'sa'niktos (Green Niktos, from the woods); Esral'sa'niktos (Mountain Niktos); Gluss'sa'Niktos (Pale Niktos, from the coast); M'shento'su'nikto (Southern Niktos).


When the Hutts were waging a war against Xim the Despot, they looked for help on some planets. Hutts asked Niktos to become part of their army. Niktos thought it was some kind of sacred war and they signed a treaty so that Niktos will be slaves of the hutts forever. After defeating Xim, Niktos still serve the Hutts. There are many Niktos serving Jabba the Hutt in the movie Return of the Jedi.


The name Nikto comes from sci-fi famous quote Klaatu Barada Nitko. One of the Niktos in Jabba's court was named Klaatu. See also Klatoonian and The Day the Earth Stood Still.


Noghri

Noghri are primitive humanoid species. They have steely gray skin, and are extremely skilled assassins due to their abilities in stealth and hand-to-hand combat. They are much like the Wookiee species culturally, in that they respect honor above all else.


They are natives of the planet Honoghr, which was ravaged by toxins from a Trade Federation core ship destroyed in a battle during the Clone Wars. Darth Vader visited the planet some time later under the guise of helping it recover from ecological disaster, in return for most of the young males of the planet entering slavery as the personal assassins of Emperor Palpatine.


The Noghri remained in service to the Galactic Empire after the death of Palpatine. About five years after the death of the Emperor, Grand Admiral Thrawn ordered the Noghri to kidnap the pregnant Leia Organa Solo. Realizing that neither she or her children would be truly safe as long as the Noghri served the Empire, she went to Honoghr in order to convince the Noghri to leave the Empire's service. She was able to use the fact that she was the daughter of Darth Vader to convince the Noghri that the Empire had been lying to them and kept them in virtual slavery for many years. As a result, the Noghri turned against the Empire. Grand Admiral Thrawn died when his Noghri bodyguard Rukh turned on him and stabbed him.


Following the death of Thrawn, the Noghri came into the service of the New Republic. They helped resettle the Noghri to other planets to give Honoghr time to heal. Leia and her entire family became very highly respected figures in Noghri society.


The Noghri appear extensively in the Thrawn trilogy of novels, written by Timothy Zahn.


Omwati

Although the Omwati are not a branch of humanity, the differences are extremely small. The Omwati skin is a bluish color and their eyes are generally blue or black. The size of an adult Omwati borders that of a human, although their morphology is typically slightly frailer with regard to females. There are very few Omwati with a stout physiology. Their most striking characteristic is their "hair" which appears to be made of small, diaphanous feathers of an iridescent color. Omwati do not have any other hair.


Qui Xux is perhaps the best known member of the Omwati species. She was a researching at the Imperial Maw Installation and a principle designer of the Death Star. Her memories of both this technology and her past were ripped from her mind by the Rogue Jedi Kyp Duron. The Omwati make their appearance in the Expanded Universe trilogy "The Jedi Academy" by Kevin J. Anderson.


Ortoloan

The Ortoloans are a race of blue-skinned creatures with long snouts, not all that different from a small elephant. One example is Max Rebo.


Oswaft

Psadan

One of the indigenous races of the planet Wayland. This race appeared in the last novel of the Thrawn trilogy by Timothy Zahn. In The Last Command, they are one of the races that the cloned and insane Jedi master Joruus C'Baoth kept under his rule at the foot of Mount Tantiss.


P'w'eck

The P'w'ecks are a warm-blooded, dinosaur-like species similar in appearance to the Ssi-Ruu but with lower intelligence, smaller size, short tails and drooping eyes. The Ssi-Ruuk have dominated the P'w'ecks for thousands of years, enslaving and controlling their li


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Human (Star Wars) at AllExperts (739 words)
In the Star Wars universe, Humans were one of the first species to develop the hyperdrive (Corellians being the first to do so).
Star Wars humans live on many different worlds throughout the galaxy, with many populations living alongside aliens on other worlds, or together with several other species - something which is most common either on the cosmopolitian worlds at the core, or on the frontier at the outer rim of the galaxy, such as on Tatooine.
The Sith "race" is an interesting case, in that its ancestry includes a non-human alien group that was genetically tampered with by a group of human Dark Jedi that settled on their homeworld, to escape from the Republic.
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