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Twi'lek Lexicon

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Twi'lek Lexicon

A compilation of Twi'lek words, phrases, and other pieces of information
gathered from the films, extended universe literature, and fan sources.

~ A ~

A’kei - a word was used to indicate an individual who is a son or male clan member.

Ac - a Twi'lek unit of measurement, it means pint

Ai'jou - an acolyte within the temple, a Kiva in training. Most Ai'jou are between the ages of 6 and 16.

Amersu - one of the many Twi'leki clans native to Ryloth, the clan's name means "solid".

Ani - one of the many Twi'leki clans native toRyloth, the clan's name means "desired".

Ay'kou - a word is used to inidcate those members of a Twi'lek's family that are Koccielle Twi'lek.

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Blankuna - one of the many Twi'leki clans native to Ryloth, the clan's name means "philosophical".

Blen - one of the many Twi'leki clans native to Ryloth, the clan's name means "captivating" or "enthralling".

Bondara - one of the many Twi'leki clans native to the planet Ryloth, the clan's name means "carefree" or "easy".

Bonduna - one of the many Twi'leki clans native to Ryloth, the clan's name referred to the descendents of the legendary hero Bondu.

Bou'hada - the name for the second of the 3 parts of a Jasshi'rr. In the Twi'leki language, the word means "One Body".

Bou'ikha - the name for the third of the 3 parts of a Jasshi'rr. In the Twi'leki language, the word means "One Soul".

Bou'omoa - the name for the first of the 3 parts of a Jasshi'rr. In the Twi'leki language, the word means "One Mind".

Brain Tails - one of the many derogatory terms used to describe the lekku of the Twi'lek race. It referred to the fact that small portions of brain tissue resided within the flesh of the lekku, most of which was used to store long-term memories.

Bright Lands - a name given by the Twi'leks to the side of the planet Ryloth that is perpetually facing its primary star.

Brightsick - a Basic term used by the Twi'leks to describe any being who was driven temprarily insane by exposure to the planet's harsh sunlight.

Burn-fungus - a mold native to Ryloth that gives off an odd odor when harvested. Twi'leks discovered that clumps of burn-fungus could be set afire, and would burn for several hours, giving off an aromatic smoke while providing a meager light.

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Ch'sei - the Twi'lek word for death, dead, and the deceased. It refers to the state of death as well as the deceased.

Chall - a yellow-colored substance was a strong poison developed by the Twi'leks of Ryloth.

Chir'daki - a term translated into Basic as "deathseed." These small spores come from a parasitic fungus, and they invade a victim and destroy it from within. A starfighter design was created by the Twi'leki race, and was named after the spore and are just as lethal as the spore they are named for. Hyperdrive-equipped and powered by twin ion engines at sublight speeds, the Chir'daki have maneuverable wings powered by small S-foils. They are armed with quad laser cannons, but proton torpedoes were optional because of their shortage during the early years of the New Republic

Collypod - a small creature considered a delicacy by many races, including the Twi'leks and the Hutts. They were usually served flambeed and then smothered in a thick stew-like broth.

Council of Kivas - the group of five Kivas that lead the Twi'lek religious community. Each Kiva is a representative of one of the five primary practices of worship: fire, water, stone, music, and spirit.

Crystallite - a white stone was often used to create wondrous carvings, for the stone seemed to glow from within. Rumors held that crystallite was formed from the ashes of a long-dead Twi'leki hero by the Nercathi clan. The ashes were supposedly compressed under extreme pressure to form the crystals, and the crystals were used in carvings which comemmorated an ancient Twi'leki hero.

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Death Wind Corridor - the smugglers' hyperspace route connected the worlds of Ryloth, Manda, and Roon. It was named by the Twi'lek smugglers who used it as a "back door" to bypassing the Hutts.

Dira - a wealthy and influential Twi'leki clan. The name Dira means "gentle" in the Twi'leki language.

Distombe - one of the many Twi'leki clans native to Ryloth the clan's name means "strong".

Do chonda - a phrase used by Twi'leki gambler and card players. Translated into Basic, it literally means, "I fold."

Doneeta - one of the many Twi'leki clans native to Ryloth, the clan's name means "sure" or "wise".

Dra'Damor - a phrase used to describe the Great Game or the Game of Clans. This is the name given to the scheming, plotting and manipulations for advantage that pass for politics by the clans of Ryloth. While it looks like squabbling to those unfamiliar with it, the practice has been successful for millenia at getting business done and keeping bloodshed to a minimum.

Dura - one of the many Twi'leki clans native to Ryloth, the clan's name means "of or relating to mines".

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Eyan - one of the many Twi'leki clans native to Ryloth, the clan's name means "young" or "youthful".

~ F ~
Faho'lales -k a word that means "plague moon" and is used to label the two month period on Ryloth when poisonous gasses spew from the depths of the planet and cause the moon to be come red. Twi'leks once personified this occurrence as a demon sent by the mother goddess but modern technology has taught that this is just a regular occurrence of the planet regulating itself and is to be expected once every fifty years or so.

Fenn - one of the many influential Twi'lek clans, native to Ryloth. The name means "industrious" or "hard-working".

Freetaa - one of the many Twi'leki clans which were native to Ryloth, the clan's name means "brave".

Freykaa - one of the many Twi'leki clans which were native to Ryloth, the clan's name means "beloved".

Frotz - a Twi'leki swear word.

Fungus - Ale a beverage was fermented from munch-fungus by the Twi'leks.

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Gella - one of the many Twi'leki clans native to Ryloth, the clan's name means "flowery".

Gerkak'tin - this is the name given to a Twi'lek with remarkable supernatural powers that used mind control and nearly took control of Ryloth in ancient times. He was defeated by a coalition of the Kivas and Sesk'vati. The name means “shadow king” and was derived from his seeming to have arrived from no where and the fact that he led an impressive army of warriors. Most Twi’leks believe he is the antithesis of Kika’lekki and came into being with the creation of the dark side of the Force.

Gerkak'vati - this is the name given to the army of Gerkak'tin, also known as "shadow warriors" and believed to have numbered approximately 10,000 but had the strength and power of ten times as many.

Glekk - a Twi'leki unit of measure, it denotes a finite area.

Glow-fungus - a bioluminescent mold grew in the caves of the planet Ryloth, and was used by the Twi'leks as a source of light. Guuvan Shaal the name of a traditional Twi'lek food.

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Han - one of the many Twi'leki clans native to Ryloth, the clan's name means "sharp".

Head Clan - the group of five Twi'Leks, called Sou'Koras, that leads their community. The Head Clan receives counsel and guidance from the Council of Kivas, ensuring that their decisions are blessed by Kika'lekki. Major decisions are rarely made without first consulting the Council and gaining the approval of the Sou'Kivas. The length of leadership for members of the Head Clan is defined by shortest lifespan of the five members. When one dies, the remaining members are cast out from the community and sentenced to a virtual death in Ryloth's extreme environment.

Head Tails - the Basic term used to describe lekku, the two tentacular appendages that are found growing from the rear of a Twi'lek's head. These head tails serve a number of purposes. First and foremost, they are a source of vanity, as hair or feathers are to other races. They are also used in a silent form of communication among individual Twi'leks. The head tails also serve a ceremonial and sensual role in the dances performed by Twi'lek females.

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Inasvok'akmoll - this is a phrase used to describe the Keysshi, the highest of twi'lek holidays. The direct translation is "holiday of origin" and the celebration usually consists of extensive ceremonies and feasts where the focus is the sharing of stories and memories of the history of Twi’leks, the clan, and the people celebrating.

Inasvok'atuhlk - this is a phrase used to describe the portion of the Keysshi that is celebrated in the temples of Kika’lekki. It is the solemn ceremony in which Twi’leks thank their ancestors for their lives and their histories and pledge to keep their memories alive through stories told to others.

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Jab - one of the many Twi'leki clans native to Ryloth, the clan's name means"gemlike".

Jalavash Worm - native to the planet Ryloth, this worm produced silk fibers that were woven into traditional Twi'leki robes.

Jasshi'rr - this was the ancient Twi'leki ceremony of Marriage. Also known as a Oneness, it is a private ceremony consisting of 3 parts which follow strict formats. Through this ceremony, two Twi'leks are united eternally in mind, body and soul. This is a serious ceremony as Twi'leks do not believe in divorce or separation of those that have become One and two souls made One will remain One even after death.

Ji'kun - the ritual question and answer that a couple must undergo prior to a Jasshi'rr to ensure they are prepared for the ceremony and life together as One

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Ka're - a word was used by the Twi’lek race to indicate an individual who was more than a boyfriend but not yet a husband.

Ka'ta - a Twi'leki phrase translated into Basic as "bye-bye."

Kah'lehalle - so fendoon a Twi'leki phrase translated into Basic as "The guests are welcome here."

Kairn - one of the many Twi'leki clans native to Ryloth, the clan's name means"dark" or "black".

Kala'uun Starport - this Rylothian starport was under the control of the Shak clan at the height of the New Order. Like all Twi'lek settlements, it was located on the terminator line between dark and light sides of the planet, gaining a measure of warmth from its position. However, due to the crosswinds created as the cold air of the dark side mixes with the hot air on the light side, approaches to the starport needed to be handled with care. This danger was further compounded by the fact that Kala'uun was dug into the heights of a huge spire of rock, part of the formation known as the Lonely Five. A Watcher was in place at all times, to ensure that an oncoming heat storm was spotted before it could do any damage to the Starport. Deep in the bowels of th Starport was a huge cistern, that held all the water needed to maintain the facility.

Kan'ka - a separation of a Twi'lek from Kika'lekki, usually by removal of a lekku or by removing another Twi'lek's lekku. Twi'leks with missing lekku cut from them deliberately and those that remove the lekku of others are marked as runan

Keysshi - this was the ancient Twi'leki ceremony of History. This is a public ceremony in which a clan celebrates and shares stories of the History of Twi'leks and in particular, the history of the clan. This ceremony was used as a means of passing down tradition prior to written language and during times when written passing was not a possibility. It is still carried on to respect and preserve the methods of the past. See also Inasvok'akmoll.

Kika'lekki - the primary twi'lek deity, she is the Mother of all twi'leks and creator of everything. It is believed that Gerkak'tin is the antithesis of Kika'lekki and that he was born when the dark side of the Force was created. Kika'lekki is the embodiment of all that is good and right in the universe and is the source of all life and the Force and it is through her that all creatures thrive. She is also known by the name Ryma'at in more casual settings, a name that means "mother of balance" and is indicative of the Twi'lek belief that she is the holder of balance and through the worship of her, balance will one day be restored to the universe.

Kiva - a word was used to indicate an individual who is a priestess of Kika’lekki. Traditionally, every clan is led by a Kiva with the planet of Ryloth being led by 5 Kivas, one from each of the 5 primary houses of worship.

Kluub - one of the many Twi'leki clans native to Ryloth, the clan's name means"tranquil".

Kocceille - Twi'lek a phrase was used by the Twi'lek race to indicate an individual who was a "friend of the Twi'leks." See also Twa'janii.

Komad - one of the many Twi'leki clans native to Ryloth, the clan's name means"chivalry" or "chivalrous".

Kora - a word was used by the Twi’lek race to indicate an individual who is the male head of a clan or a house. The planet of Ryloth is led by a Head Clan consisting of 5 Koras, one from each of the 5 predominate clans.

Kru - one of the many Twi'leki clans native to Ryloth, the clan's name means "mountainous".

Kuri'au - a word used to describe the art and practice of seduction to attain a specific goal. Twi'leks are renowned for being an attractive species and have adapted this to suit their benefit by using their powers of seduction to obtain money, goods, services, and information. This practice is also referred to by the Basic term "the Game." A Twi'lek practicing the Kuri'au is not necessarily looking for sexual favors, but is using their seductive prowess to their advantage for whatever means necessary in the way other species use their strength or mental capacity.

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Lek - an ancient Twi'lek clan.

Lekku - the Twi'lek name for their headtails, lekku was the plural form of the term lek. The lekku of a Twi'lek were used for many things, among them communications and the storage of memories. Subtle movements of the headtails were used to convey certain feelings and concepts, as part of a language known as Lekku. It is also the name of the sign language used by the Twi'lek race that involves a complex series of twitches and undulations of the lekku.

Lethan Twi'lek - one of the lesser races of Twi'lek, the Lethan Twi'lek is distinguished by its deep, reddish skin color. These are a rare kind of Twi'lek, and would be similar to the occurance of albinos in other species.

Li'at - a Twi’lek term that means "daughter of balance" and is used by Kivas when addressing each other in acknowledgement of each others position within the temple

Luroon - one of the many Twi'leki clans native to Ryloth, the clan's name means"ingenious" or "intelligent".

Lyaer'tsa - the name of the traditional Twi'leki weapon used in armed combat. It is a tall, staff-like shaft with a vibroblade at the top. Tradition demands that the lyaer'tsa be used to inflict non-lethal injuries.

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Ma’allesh - a Twi'leki phrase which translated roughly into Basic as, "Travel safely."

Mal'aa's Kitchens - this restaurant was the only eatery located within the Kala'uun Starport, and was owned by the female Twi'lek Mal'aa. Its exterior had been created to give the impression of a large cantina, although the interior was a collection of small caves and tunnels.

Maldor Slave Ring - this minor slaving operation ran its business near Ryloth, in an effort to have easy access to Twi'lek slaves.

Me - one of the many Twi'leki clans native to Ryloth, the clan's name means"fiery" or "hot".

Mi'sou - this was the ancient Twi'leki ceremony of Passing. What other species would call a funeral, it is through this ceremony that loved ones are honored by the sharing of memories to wish them well as they travel into communion with Kika'lekki. Twi'leks do not bury their dead. This is due mostly to the land on Ryloth being inhospitable for burial and to the fact that Twi'leks live underground and burial implies that those living in caves are dead. Instead, they burn their dead on on a pyre and let the body join the soul in the company of Kika'lekki.

Mobok - one of the many Twi'leki clans native to Ryloth, the clan's name means"authoritative".

Munch-fungus - this edible form of mold was found within the caves of the planet Ryloth, and was the basis for many Twi'leki dishes.

Mytaranor Slaving Council - one of the galaxy's lesser-known slavery rings, this group was controlled by the former slave Talas Piran. Piran, in turn, was answerable to the Twi'leki crimelord Lonay. As part of Lonay's holdings, Mytaranor was at the beck and call of Black Sun during the Galactic Civil War. The Council plied the spacelanes of the Mytaranor Sector, but also provided slaves to a large number of mining operations and other "resource management" companies

~ N ~
Naps Fral Cluster - this area of the galaxy was located between Ryloth and Nal Hutta. The Karazak Slavers Guild often kept a few ships positioned in the Cluster, hoping to intercept ships transporting Twi'leks from Ryloth to Nal Hutta.

Nercathi - this ancient Twi'lek clan was known to have created three beautiful crystallite skulls to comemmorate a long-dead hero. Each skull represented one of the primary Twi'leki tenets - Jasshi'rr, Waala, and Keysshi. During the Galactic Civil War, the Nercathi were raided by the Empire for slaves, until they aligned themselves with the Alliance and fought back.

Nilim - one of the many Twi'leki clans native to Ryloth, the clan's name means"heroic".

Nonna - a word was used by the Twi’lek race to indicate an individual who was more than a girlfriend but not yet a wife.

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Obyrru - a nightmare, bad dream, night terror, visions seen that are unpleasant or frightening

Olan - a wealthy and influential Twi'lek clan based on Ryloth. The name means "wealthy" in the Twi'leki language.

Olgkru - one of the many Twi'leki clans native to Ryloth, the clan's name means"strong-willed".

Otaf'alkin - a reptilian predator native to Ryloth and found deep in the underground caverns, the name literally means "cave butcher." It is also used as an insult to indicate one who kills without remorse, as if a heartless animal.

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Pahgan - Twi'leki word for bargain.

Passik - one of the many Twi'leki clans native to Ryloth, the clan's name means"golden" or "of gold".

Protocol of Gifts - the phrase used top describe the custom of the Twi'lek society in which a visitor always brought a gift for their host, as a sign of friendship and in exchange for their hospitality. The custom originated early in Twi'lek history, when different clans first met. Over the centuries, the Protocol of Gifts has been extended from personal meetings to business gatherings and the arrival of a starship to a port such as Kala'uun. Those spacers who failed to provide a gift to Koh'shak or his family were rebuffed.

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Rackus - one of the many Twi'leki clans native to Ryloth, the clan's name means "happy".

Racor - one of the many Twi'leki clans native to Ryloth, the clan's name means "laughing".

Rar - one of the many Twi'leki clans native to Ryloth, the clan's name means "bold".

Rha - one of the many Twi'leki clans native to Ryloth, the clan's name means "sunny" or "bright".

R'lyek - this ancient Twi'lek clan was a sworn enemy of the Doneeta clan for many generations. Tott Doneeta returned to Ryloth, following the Exis Convocation, and merged the two clans in an effort to end the feud.

__Runan one that has been exiled, an outcast, someone shunned by Twi'lek society and no longer welcome on Ryloth

Rutian Twi'lek - one of the races of Twi'lek, commonly associated with those that follow the Water Temple doctrine, the Rutian Twi'lek is distinguished by its varying hues of blue skin color.

Rycrit - a bovine creatures raised by Twi'leks as a food source, rycrits have been exported from Ryloth as source of food for many generations. However, their nasty temper led many farmers to abandon them to the wilderness, and populations of feral rycrits have developed on planets like Talasea.

Ryl - one of the many dialects spoken by the Twi'lek people of Ryloth.

Ryloth - this planet was the homeworld of the Twi'lek race, located in the Outer Rim Territories. It orbited its sun in such a way that one side was perpetually lit and the other was locked in the dark. The bright side generated huge heat storms which whipped around the planet and died on the night side, but not before warming the dark side up enough to support minimal life. It was a dry, rocky world with a thin, breathable atmosphere. The Twi'Leks there mine the mineral ryll for various legal and illegal uses throughout the galaxy. Ryloth was orbited by five, red-colored moons.

Rylothean - another name for the Twi'leki language.

Ryma gesu'tak allesh - this phrase is used as a very formal farewell and directly translates as "mother give you safety"

Ryma'allesh - an abbreviated version of Ryma gesu'tak allesh

Ryma'at - the primary twi'lek deity, she is the Mother of all twi'leks and creator of everything. She is the embodiment of all that is good and right in the universe and is the source of all life and the Force and it is through her that all creatures thrive. She is also known by the name Kika’lekki in more formal settings. The Twi'leks believe that she is the holder of balance and through the worship of her, balance will one day be restored to the universe.

Rynne - the Twi'lek word for rebirth or renewal. It refers to the state of being of one who was lost or fallen from Kika'lekki's favor and then brought back into it.

Ryu - one of the many dialects spoken by the Twi'lek race.

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Sahak Chir - a very informal farewell that means "avoid death" and is often used sarcastically

Sama - a word was used by the Twi’lek race to indicate an individual who is a daughter or female clan member.

Schutta - a Twi'leki swear word, used to indicate a being of poor repute. It was derived from the name of a weasel-like creature native to Ryloth.

Secura - one of the most powerful Twi'lek clans, native to the planet Ryloth. The name means "skilled" in the Twi'leki language. Sesk'bumat this is the name given to one who is a member of the political caste. Members of this caste are politicians, diplomats, and other political representatives. This is considered a noble's caste and its members are among the wealthiest in Twi'lek society.

Sesk'kesva - this is the name given to one who is a member of the merchant caste. Members of this caste are craftsmen, shopkeepers, and others who engage in bartering or sales. This is considered a mid-range caste and its members usually make a comfortable living, although some of its members do manage to acquire considerable wealth, but its poorer members are often subjected to the Vassij'ra.

Sesk'mahvus - this is the name given to one who is a member of the temple caste. Members of this caste are Ai’jou and Kivas. This is the noblest of all castes due to the position of the temple in Twi'lek society. Its members are revered by all Twi'leks but make the meagerest of livings due to their devotion to Kika'lekki.

Sesk'osima - this is the name given to one who is a member of the artist caste. Members of this caste are dancers, musicians, and other entertainers. This is one of the poorer castes and its members make meager livings and are often subjected to the Vassij'ra.

Sesk'ryvak - this is the name given to one who is a member of the medical caste. Members of this caste are doctors, medics, and other members of the medical community. This is considered a mid-range caste and its members usually make a comfortable living, although some of its members do manage to acquire considerable wealth.

Sesk'vati - this is the name given to one who is a member of the warrior caste. Members of this caste are guards, hunters, military soldiers and others who earn their livings through the use of arms. This is one of the poorer castes and its members make meager livings and are often subjected to the Vassij'ra.

Shala - one of the many Twi'leki clans native to Ryloth, the clan's name means "crying" or "tearful".

Shar - a word is used by the Twi'lek race to indicate sorrow or greif.

Shi'gen - the celebration held following a Jasshi'rr, much like a human wedding reception.

Si'kou - a word is used by the Twi'lek race to indicate those members of a Twi'lek's family that are Twi'leks

Sivron - one of the many Twi'leki clans native to Ryloth, the clan's name means "shrewd".

Sleep-inducer -this wrist-mounted weapon is favored by Twi'leks. It is a close-range weapon which is jabbed into the target's flesh. A small trigger releases a sleep-inducing fluid into the victim, knocking them unconsious.

Smoo - one of the many Twi'leki clans native to Ryloth, the clan's name means "blessed".

Sou'Kiva - a member of the Council of Kivas

Sou'Kora - a member of the Head Clan

Staad - Armor developed by Castaan Armory, this form of protective armor was designed for the Twi'leki race.

Story-chain - these small chains were created by the Twi'lek race. Each link in the chain provided details on a specific part of a larger story. The entire story could be told and retold by following the links in the story-chain.

Swilja - the name of a beautiful princess from Twi'lek legends.

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__Tar one of the many Twi'leki clans native to Ryloth, the clan's name means "swift".

Tarkona - one of the more powerful Twi'leki clans. The name means "stormy weather" in the Twi'leki language.

Tchin Twi'Lek - term for their right head tail.

Tchun Twi'Lek - term for their left head tail.

Tchun-tchin - Twi'Lek term for their two head tails.

Teksa - one of the many Twi'leki clans native to Ryloth, the clan's name means "trustworthy".

Tiatkin - one of the many Twi'leki clans native to Ryloth, the clan's name means "creative".

Tirginni - Cologne this cologne was extracted from the scent glands of the tirginni beast, which was native to the Kathol Sector. The subtle scent of Tirginni Perfume was perceived by only a few species, among them the Noghri, Twi'leks, Whiphids, and Hutts. These species described the colgone as pleasant mildly intoxicating. Because of the fact that tirginni beasts lived on an unsettled planet, the cost for each milliliter of the cologne was quite expensive.

Toqema - one of the many Twi'leki clans native to Ryloth, the clan's name means "dependable".

Torr - one of the many Twi'leki clans native to Ryloth, the clan's name means "pale" or "white".

T'ssolok - this intense, Twi'leki liquor was bottled in a sculpted decanter. Thaddeus Ross often drank a bottle of this liquor whenever he felt that his life couldn't get any worse. Some beings worried that the taste of the liqour would be awful, but it was actually the aftertaste the floored most drinkers.

Tsu’kagrei - the twi'lek rite of passage, when a juvenile Twi'lek becomes formally recognized as an adult, usually between 14 and 16 years of age, depending on the customs of the particular clan.

Tualin - one of the many Twi'leki clans native to Ryloth, the clan's name means "royal" or "noble".

Tuka'atuhlk - a regular religious ceremony honoring Kika’lekki, usually held on a weekly basis, although the more spiritual Kivas engage in it daily for personal communion and to remain focused on their position as spiritual leader of their clans

Twa'jani - this Twi'lek ceremony, also known as a Bloodening, marked an offworlder as Koccielle Twi'lek and an honorary member of a clan. The term Twa'jani translated into Basic as "the ritual of lasting welcome." Through this ceremony, a Twi'lek clan is expanded and through the shedding and consuming of blood, clans grow to include not only other Twi'lek who are without their own clan, but also those non-Twi'lek who then become members of that clan.

Twa'janii - this Twi'lekian term refers to the temporary acceptance of off-worlders as honored guests. Their needs and wants should be attanded to before any formal business will be conducted. See also Koccielle Twi'lek.

Twi'lek Dancer - this Barloz-class freighter led a checkered life, after being originally sold to an agricultural combine in the Tion Hegemony and being named the Harvest. When the combine traded in the Harvest for a YT-1300 freighter, the bounty hunter Xufal D'uat purchased the ship and renamed it the Venom Sting. After D'uat was killed by a fellow bounty hunter, the ship drifted for some time before being salvaged by TaggeCo?. They eventually auctioned the ship off to a group of Thalassian slavers, who gave it the name Twi'lek Dancer. The slavers, in turn, were jumped by a group of pirates who commandeered the ship and sold it to a legitimate dealer through a front company.

Twi'lek Dancing Girls - this song, written and played by the band Deeply Religious, first appeared on the compilation Deeply Religious. It was banned by the Imperial Board of Culture.

Twi'lek Siren Whistle - this instrument, created by the Twi'leks to warn of impending coriolis storms, created an intensely loud tone when blown.

Twi'lek Spice Conflict - Alexsandr Badure fought in this Old Republic battle.

Twi'lek String Puppets - these strange puppets resemble marionettes who arms and legs stick out from the body, rather than laying flat against it.

Twi'leki - the native language of the Twi'lek people. It was also known as Rylothean.

Twi'resha - a non-twi'lek who has been accepted as part of a clan due to marriage or familial bonds. This differs from a Si’kou because no Twa’jani was performed so they are not considered blood relatives, it is merely a matter of acceptance.

Twirling Twi'lek - a huge, upscale bar and dance hall located on Coruscant, during the years leading up to the Clone Wars. It was here that Jango Fett first met Fernooda, when the bounty hunter was employed to locate the Infant of Shaa.

Tyrian Twi'lek - one of the races of Twi'lek, commonly associated with those that follow the Music Temple doctrine, the Tyrian Twi'lek is distinguished by its varying hues of purple skin color.


~ U ~
Una - a Twi'leki clan on Ryloth. Bib Fortuna was a member of this clan, but was ostracized because of his allegiance to Jabba the Hutt. The clan's name means "graceful" in the Twi'leki language.

~ V ~
Vahs ka Ryma'at - this phrase is the most common response to prayers during ceremonies and means "all to the mother of balance"

Valla - one of the many Twi'leki clans native to Ryloth, the clan's name means "legal" or "of law".

Vatak'ultuka - a warrior phrase meaning good luck, it is translated as "fight on tomorrow"

Ven - one of the many Twi'leki clans native to Ryloth, the clan's name means "silvery" or "of silver".

Vassij'ra - the custom of selling the first born daughter of a poor family into slavery to ensure the family’s survival

Vida - one of the many Twi'leki clans native to Ryloth, the clan's name means "pleasing to the senses".

Vrei - one of the many Twi'leki clans native to Ryloth, the clan's name means "lucky" or "fortunate".

~ W ~
Waala - this was the ancient Twi'leki ceremony of Law. This is a public ceremony in which a clan honors and respects its laws. These laws include not only particular expectations within the clan, but also share with observers the laws and beliefs of the society in which the clan resides and in the case of off world clan, the laws of the homeworld of Ryloth. Through this ceremony, Twi'leks are reminded of the expectations of Kika'lekki.

Waran - one of the many Twi'leki clans native to Ryloth, the clan's name means "of tunnels or caves".

Watcher - the name given to the Twi'lek who was in charge of monitoring the heat storms of the planet Ryloth, to ensure that the Kala'uun Starport would close up in time to avoid any damage.

Wedgan'tilles - the accepted Twi'leki interpretation of Wedge Antilles' name. In this form, it translates to "slayer of stars." If pronounced as "Wedge'antilles," the translation becomes something akin to "one who is so foul that he could make a rancor vomit."

Worm Head - a derogatory name given to the Twi'Lek race.

Wrist Vac - a Twi'leki weapon is worn on the user's wrist. When triggered, the wrist vac releases a number of small, high-velocity blades that spin at the target.

~ X Y Z ~
X-ball - this Ugly ship is created from the spherical cockpit of a TIE Fighter linked to the S-foils and wings of an X-Wing?. This Twi'leki design required that a special collar be fitted to the TIE cockpit, so that the S-foils could be mounted properly.

Xe - a Twi'lek unit of measurement, it means half

Yobana - Twi'leki word loosely translated into Basic as "masseuse".

Yuri - the ritual of separation observed prior to a Jasshi'rr. It is believed by the Twi'leks that this time apart not only allows for the focus on preparation, but makes the Bou'hada more meaningful for those becoming One.

Zen'ka - a word is used by the Twi'lek race to a Twi'lek's entire family, including Twi'leks and those that are Koccielle Twi'lek.

Ziveri - one of the many Twi'leki clans native to Ryloth, the clan's name means "scorching".

Created by: Kyo'nne last modification: Monday 26 of September, 2005 [13:14:13 UTC] by Kyo'nne



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