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We are the Mandalorians

By Mandalore19

Other / Scifi

Chapter 1

A/N: Hello everyone, I decide bring in Star Wars that I made in Fanfiction as Mandalore the Freedom, I like see what you people would think of them. Anyway this story is more about learning about Mandalorians in general. 

Lot of people tend get wrong idea when it comes to Mandalorians, it doesn't help there's been bad examples of Mandalorians before, like the Death Watch. So I hope this may give people a better idea. Within this will be some quotes I made and stuff from notable Mandalorians, I will not claim any right those. Also the language and bits of information of Mandalorians will be in there as well. Hope you enjoy.

I don't own Star Wars or it's characters, those belong to their rightfully owners.

We will not die.

We will not surrender.

We will show no mercy to our enemies.

We will show this galaxy why we are feared.

If you truly want to be one of us, you must.

Wear the armor.

Speak Mando'a.

Defend yourself and your family.

Raise your children as Mandalorians.

Contribute to the clan's welfare.

People think we war out of spite. Or bloodlust, they don't understand, and they fear that.

We only wanted challenge of the battle, and glory from it - win or lose.

We throw everything into the struggle set before us.

If nothing is at stake then the battle is meaningless.

We train, we study, we test our strength in all areas constantly lest we atrophy.

This is easily misunderstood and considered only around battle, to be the best warriors.

Thus arutese factions see us as brutes and blood-thirsty killers.

Yes, we are great warriors that given even Jedi and Sith pause, but also have lives to live for.

Family. Aliit. Clan. Mando'ade.

You can't exterminate us because.

We're not huddle in one place.

We span the galaxy.

We need no lords or leaders, so you can't destroy our command.

We can live without technology so we can fight with our bare hands.

We have no species or bloodline, so we can rebuild or ranks with others who want to join us.

We're more than just a people or an army, we're a culture.

We're an idea.

You can't kill ideas.

But we certainly can kill you.

We do not bury our dead.

It's not that we don't respect nor honor them.

It's merely a matter of practicality.

The dead do not travel with the Mando'ad, except in memory.

It is better burn them, scatter their ashes to the wind and skies of whatever world that saw their fall.

We keep either their armor or piece of it.

We do not forget them.

Aliit ori'shya tal'din, family is more then blood.

Gar taldin ni jaonyc; gar sa buir, ori'wadaas'la. - Nobody cares who your parent was, only the parent you'll be.

Any Mando say otherwise, has forgotten what it means to be Mandalorian.

It is a Mandalorian custom to recite the names of loved ones and friends who have passed each night before sleep as a means of keeping their memory alive, though they are gone. They are not forgotten.

For us Mandalorians, marriage is expected to be life-long.

You either love him/her or you don't.

Marriage ceremonies are usually private, but it was customary to celebrate the new couple's union with drinks and festivities among family and friends.

However if a partner who acted unfaithfully during a long separation.

Would be forgiven so long as any child that resulted from the indiscretion is raised together by the couple.

But in such as abandonment or a failure to live up to responsibilities.

Partners could divorce one another with a declaration that they were shuk'la riduurok, a broken love.

We don't give a damn if you're Homosexuality.

Love is love, you should feel free to be who you truly are.

We Mandalorians are famous for adoption, to the point where even adults could be adopted.

It is simple for us, Ni kar'tayl gai sa'ad, I know your name as my child.

Nothing else required.

Our armor has become something apart of us.

We treat it as our second skin.

Especially if made from the indestructible metal beskar.

They are often passed down through generations of family.

...We are the Mandalorians.


A'den - rage.

Aranar - defend.

Atiniir - to endure, to stick with, to tough it out.

Baatir - to care, to worry about.

Betenor - to sigh.

Brokar - to beat.

Cuyir - to be, to exist.

Dinuir - to give.

Duraanir - scorn, hold in contempt.

Duumir - to allow.

Ganar - to have, possess.

Hettir - burn.

Hibirar - learn.

Hukaatir - to cover.

Jehaatir - lie, untruth.

Jorhaa'ir - speak, talk.

Jorso'ran - shall bear (archaic imperative form).

Jurir - bear arms, to carry something.

Jurkadir - attack, threaten, mess with.

Kar'taylir - to know, hold in the heart.

K'uur - Hush!

Liser - to be able to, can.

Motir - stand.

Narir - to act, do, or put.

Naritir - insert, place, or put.

Nau'ur - light up, illuminate.

Nau'ur kad - to forge; Literally: light up a saber.

Nynir - to hit, to strike.

Oya - Literally: Let's hunt! Colloquially adapted as a positive and triumphant cheer with potential meanings including "Stay alive!", "Go you!", and simply "Cheers!".

Parjir - to win, to be victorious.

Shabiir - screw up.

Shereshoy - a lust for life.

Shukur - to break.

Susulur - to hear, to listen.

Takisir - to insult.

Tal'galar - to spill blood, to bleed.

Trattok'o - to fall, to fail, or collapse.

Udesiir - to relax, to rest, to be peaceful.

Usen'ye - rudest way to tell someone to go away; utilizes the same root as osik.

Verborir - to buy, to hire, to contract.

Vorer - to accept.

Adenn - merciless.

Aruetyc - foreign, or even traitorous, but generally "not Mandalorian".

Atin - stubborn or persistent.

Briikase - happy.

Bantov - nevertheless.

Dar - no longer.

Darasuum - eternal or eternally, forever.

Di'kutla - foolish, idiotic.

Dral - bright.

Dralshy'a - stronger, brighter.

Ge'tal - red.

Hettyc - burning.

Hut'uunla - cowardly.

Iviin'yc - fast, quickly.

Jate - good.

Jatne - best.

Kandosii - indomitable, ruthless; used colloquially as noble or classy as well; awesome.

Mesh'la - beautiful.

Mirdala - clever.

Naast - destroyer.

Ne'tra - black.

Nuhunla or nuh'la - funny.

Ori - big, extreme, very.

Pakod - easy.

Racin - pale.

Shabla - screwed up.

Shuk'la - crushed or broken.

Solus - one, alone, individual, vulnerable.

Sol'yc - first.

Talyc - bloody or bloodstained; can also be used to refer to meat cooked rare.

Teroch - pitiless.

Tome - together.

Troch - certainly (archaic).

Ures - without, lacking.

Aaray - pain.

Aay'han - bittersweet moment of mourning and joy; "remembering and celebration".

Abesh - east.

Abiik - air.

Adade - personnel.

Adate - people, persons.

Adiik - child aged 3 to 13.

Ad'ika - kid, lad, boy, sweetie, darling, son, daughter, child.

Ad - sons, daughters, child.

Ade - children.

Agol - living tissue, meat, muscle; flesh of an animal or human; "flesh and blood".

Aka - mission.

Akaan - war.

Akaan'ade - army.

Akaata - battalion.

Akalenedat - hard contact.

Alii'gai - flag, colors.

Aliik - sigil, or symbol on armor.

Aliit - family, clan, tribe.

Alor - leader, chief, "officer", constable, boss.

Alor'ad - captain.

Aloriya - capital; literally: "Head City".

Alor'uus - corporal.

Al'verde - commander.

Anade - everyone or everybody.

Aran - guard.

Araniik - cordon. ara'nov - defense.

Arasuum - stagnation.

Arpat - seed.

Aru'e - enemy.

Aruetii - outsider or traitor; colloquially a "non-Mandalorian".

Ash'ad - someone else.

Baar - body.

Baarpir - sweat.

Baar'ur - medic.

Ba'buir - grandparent.

Ba'jur - education, training.

Balac - opportunity.

Bas neral - coarse grain used for animal fodder and brewing, generally thought unfit to eat.

Ba'vodu - aunt or uncle.

Behot - a citrus-flavored herb, antiseptic, and mild stimulant.

Beroya - bounty hunter.

Bes'bavar - cavalry.

Besbe - a slang term for kit.

Besbe'trayce - weapons.

Bes'bev - Mandalorian flute capable of being used in combat.

Be'senaar - missile.

Beskad - slightly curved saber of Mandalorian iron.

Beskar - Mandalorian iron[6] beskar'ad - droid; Literally: "child of iron".

Beskar'gam - armor; Literally: "iron skin".

Bes'laar - music[6] be'sol - priority.

Besom - ill-mannered lout, unhygienic person, someone with no manners.

Bes'uliik - Basilisk war droid; Literally: "iron beast".

Beten - sigh.

Bev - needle, spike.

Beviin - lance.

Bevik - stick.

Bic - it.

Bines - stack.

Birgaan - backpack.

Birikad - baby carrying harness.

Buir - parent.

Burc'ya - friend.

Buy'ce - helmet; Colloquially: pint, bucket.

Ca - night.

Cabur - protector or guardian.

Chakaar - thief, petty criminal, scumbag; Literally: "grave robber"; general term of abuse.

Coruscanta - Coruscant.

Cuy'val Dar - "those who no longer exist".

Cyar'ika - darling, beloved, sweetheart.

Cyar'tomade - fans or supporters.

Dar'buir - no longer a parent.

Dar'jetii - Literally: no longer a Jedi; colloquial for Sith or Dark Jedi.

Dar'manda - a state of being "not Mandalorian"; not an outsider, but one who has lost his heritage, and so his identity and soul.

Dar'yaim - a hell, a place you want to forget.

Dha - dark.

Di'kut - fool, idiot, useless individual, context-dependent: can mean jerk, moron, etc.

Droten - people.

Entye - debt.

Gal - ale or alcohol.

Gayi'kaab - radio.

Gett - nut.

Gihaal - fish-meal.

Gra'tua - revenge, vengeance.

Hut'uun - coward.

Jaran - hell; Literally: destruction, cosmic annihilation.

Ibi'tuur - today.

Jai'galaar - shriek-hawk.

Jetii - Jedi.

Jetii'kad - Lightsaber; Literally: "Sword of (the) Jedi".

Jetiise - plural form of "Jedi", can also be used for "Republic".

Kad - saber.

Kal - knife.

Kama - belt-spat.

Kaminii - Kaminoan.

Kando - importance, weight.

Ka'ra - stars.

Ka'rta - heart or soul.

Ke'gyce - command, order.

Kom'rk - gauntlet.

Kot - strength.

Kote - glory, might.

Kov'nyn - headbutt, Keldabe kiss kyr'am - death.

Kyr'tsad - Death Watch; literally: "Death Society".

Mand'alor - "sole ruler", leader of the Mandalorians.

Manda'yaim - the planet Mandalore.

Mando'ad - Mandalorian; Literally: "Son/Daughter of Mandalore".

Mar'eyce - discovery.

Mirshe - brain.

Mir'shupur - brain injury.

Ne'ta - black.

Ne'tra gal - black ale.

Niktose - Nikto.

Norac - back.

Orar - thunder.

Or'dinii - moron or fool.

Ori'ramikad - Supercommando.

Ori'vod - big brother/sister, special friend.

Osik - dung (Impolite).

Parjai - victory.

Prudii - shadow.

Rang - ash.

Riduur - partner, spouse, husband/wife.

Runi - soul; only used poetically.

Shabuir - extreme insult - "jerk", but much stronger.

Shebs - backside, rear, butt.

Shereshoy - a lust for life.

Shig - a hot, tea-like beverage.

Shuk'orok - crushgaunt.

Tal - blood.

Tihaar - an alcoholic drink; a strong, clear spirit made from fruit.

Tor - justice.

Tra - starfield, space.

Tracinya - flame.

Tracyn - fire.

Troan - face.

Tsad - alliance, group, organization.

Tuur - day.

Uj'alayi - a very dense, very sweet cake made from crushed nuts, dried fruit and spices, and then soaked in a sticky scented syrup called uj'jayl. Simplified as uj cake.

Uj'ayl - a sticky scented syrup.

Vencuyot - future.

Ver'alor - lieutenant.

Verd - soldier or warrior.

Vhett - farmer.

Vod - brother, sister, comrade.

Vongese - Yuuzhan Vong.

Werda - shadows (archaic).


Aliit ori'shya tal'din - "Family is more than blood.

Ba'slan shev'la. - "Strategic disappearance.

Cin vhetin - a fresh start or clean slate; literally: "white field.

Copaani gaan? - "Need a hand?

Copaani mirshmure'cye, vod? - "Are you looking for a smack in the face, mate?

Cui ogir'olar - "it's irrelevant"

Gar serim - "Yes, you're right." or "That's it.

Gar taldin ni jaonyc; gar sa buir, ori'wadaas'la. - "Nobody cares who your father was, only the father you'll be.

Gedet'ye - "Please."

Haar'chak - "Damn it!"

Haat, Ijaa, Haa'it - "Truth, Honor, Vision"—said when sealing a pact.

Haatyc or'arue jate'shya ori'sol aru'ike nuhaatyc - "Better one big enemy that you can see than many small ones you can't."

Haili cetare! - Literally: "Fill your boots";[6] used colloquially to mean "eat your fill".

Haryc b'aalyc - "tired and emotional", euphemism for "drunk".

Hukaat'kama - "Watch my back".

Ib'tuur jatne tuur ash'ad kyr'amur. - "Today is a good day for someone else to die."

Jatnese be te jatnese - "The best of the best".

K'atini! - "Suck it up!".

Kandosii! - "Nice one!" or "Well done!".

Kaysh guur' skraan - "He loves his food."—said of someone who has a healthy appetite.

Kaysh mirsh solus - "He's an idiot"; literally: "His brain cells are lonely."

Ke barjurir gar'ade, jagyc'ade kot'la a dalyc'ade kotla'shya. - "Train your sons to be strong but your daughters to be stronger."

Ke nu'jurkadir sha Mando'ade! - "Don't mess with Mandalorians!".

Ke'pare! - "Wait!".

K'oyacyi! - "Cheers!" Can also mean "Hang in there" or "Come back safely."; literally a command: "Stay alive!".

K'uur - "Hush!".

Mando'ad draar digu - "A Mandalorian never forgets.".

Mandokarla - "You've got the right stuff."

Mar'e - "At last!"; an expression of relief.

Mhi solus tome, mhi solus dar'tome, mhi me'dinui an, mhi ba'juri verde - "We are one when together, we are one when parted, we will share all, we will raise warriors."—Mandalorian marriage vows.

Mir'osik - "Dung for brains"

Mirsh'kyramud - a boring person; literally: "brain killer"

Mishuk gotal'u meshuroke, pako kyore. - "Pressure makes gems, ease makes decay."

Munit tome'tayl, skotah iisa - "Long memory, short fuse."

Nar dralshy'a - "Put your back into it!" or "Try harder!"

Ne shab'rud'ni... - "Don't mess with me..." extremely strong warning likely to be followed by violence.

Ner vod - "my brother/sister"; colloquially also "my friend"

Ni dinu ner gaan naakyc, jorcu ni nu copaani kyr'amur ner vod - Honor my offer of truce, for I would not willingly shed my brother's blood.

Ni kar'tayl gai sa'ad - "I know your name as my child"; Mandalorian adoption vow.

Ni kar'tayl gar darasuum - "I love you."

Ni su'cuyi, gar kyr'adyc, ni partayli, gar darasuum - "I'm still alive, but you are dead. I remember you, so you are eternal"—Daily remembrance of those passed on, followed by the names of those being remembered.

Nu kyr'adyc, shi taab'echaaj'la - "Not gone, merely marching far away"—; Mandalorian phrase for the departed.

Ori'buyce, kih'kovid. - "All helmet, no head."—Mandalorian insult for someone with an overdeveloped sense of authority.

Ori'haat - "It's the truth, I swear—no bull."

Ori'jate - "Very good"

Resol'nare - The six tenets of Mandalorian culture.

Ret'lini - "Just in case"

Ret'urcye mhi - Goodbye; literally: "Maybe we'll meet again"

Su cuy'gar! - "Hello!"; literally: "So you're still alive."

Su cuy'gar! Ni slanar Hoth o'r Star Tours me'sen. - "Hello! I am going to Hoth in the great Star Tours ship."

Su'cuy! - Hi!

Tion'ad hukaat'kama? - "Who's watching your back?"

Udesii - "Calm down" or "take it easy"

Usenye - "Go away!" (Obscene).

Verd ori'shya beskar'gam. - "A warrior is more than his armor".

Vor entye - "Thank you"; literally: "I accept a debt".

Vor'e - "Thanks".

Color Meaning of Armor

Gray=Mourning a Lost Love.

Red=Honoring a Parent.





Orange=A Lust for Life.

Now for what I think could be for other colors.



Yellow=Burning Flame.

Maroon=Respected or Respecting someone.


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