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- "You never know where those dancing Balinaka will show up!"
The Balinaka (singular, Balinak) were a species of strong, amphibious mammals native to the arctic planet Garnib. They were covered with thick fur, though they also had a dual lung/gill system which enabled them to breathe both air and water. They also had webbing between each digit and flexible, long tails. Balinaka also had excellent vision, and could see in dark conditions. Their diet consisted mostly of fish.
The Balinaka shared Garnib with the Vernols. Their homeworld was extremely cold, with several continents covered by glaciers dozens of meters thick. The Balinaka carved entire underground cities called Sewfes. The Balinaka were also skilled at sculpting ice, a skill which won them fame throughout the galaxy.
Behind the scenesEdit
Leland Chee has confirmed that "Balinaka" is the correct spelling of this species name; the misspelling "Bilanaka" appears in Children of the Jedi.
- Alien Encounters
- Galaxy Guide 9: Fragments from the Rim
- Star Wars Encyclopedia
- The Complete Star Wars Encyclopedia (See Garnib)
- The Essential Atlas