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The title of this article is conjectural.

Although this article is based on official information from the Star Wars Legends continuity, the actual name of this subject is pure conjecture.

Exorcism

Mother Talzin speaking the Dathomiri language while exorcizing Darth Maul.

"Waytha ara quetha way. Waytha ara quetha way!"
Teneniel Djo[src]

This language was used by the witches known as Daughters of Allya, on the planet Dathomir. The Shaman Talzin and the Sisters of her coven often used it at the time of the Clone Wars.

HistoryEdit

"Their language is not in my catalog. Some terms of their dialogue may be ancient Paecian, but I've never heard the term whuffa."
C-3PO[src]

At the time of the Clone Wars, many Dathomirian witches usually spoke Basic, the most prevalent idiom in the galaxy. They would rely nonetheless on another language when chanting their spells and incantations.[1][2][3] Years later, when he came to Dathomir in 8 ABY, Han Solo met a group of witches who included in a whuffa worm retrieving ritual. This group didn't seem to understand Basic and only spoke their own language.[1]

According to the protocol droid C-3PO, the Dathomiri language had been influenced by Paecian. Words such as Wooka for "Wookiee", Jai for "Jedi" (described as "a male witch from the stars") had probably been imported into the Dathomiri language.[1]

Known chantsEdit

Nightbrother warrior transformation spellEdit

This spell was used around 21 BBY, when Talzin transformed the Nightbrother Savage Opress into a hulking demon of the dark side.[2]

Geiss kan erde mak harden ob stein.
Geiss kan lewf mak krig ob blitz.
Geiss kan pire mak blud loge raga.
Geiss kan vass byn skol zum Asajj.
Erde-blitz-raga-byn erde-blitz raga byn.
Erde-blitz-raga-byn zum Asajj.

Chant of ResurrectionEdit

The Chant of Resurrection was a spell that could temporarily resurrect the dead.[3]

Choono slalem denni tay'lori olee-ay.
Lucheno vadem klavlane.
Blenay vedi nalem koreem.
Blenay vedi nalem koreem.
Villos susko kono lamal!
Vlemon tagoo!

Spell of storm incantationEdit

This chant was used when performing the Spell of Storm, which conjured wind, from slight breezes to wild storms.[1]

Waytha ara quetha way.
Waytha ara quetha way.
Waytha ara quetha way.
Waytha ara quetha way!

Behind the scenesEdit

Dathomirilanguage

Sister Charal and King Terak.

This unidentified language first appeared in April 1994 in Dave Wolverton's The Courtship of Princess Leia, when the young Teneniel Djo unleashes a Spell of Storm on Luke Skywalker and Prince Isolder of Hapes.

Through retroactive continuity, though, the first real appearance of this language might be in the 1985 made-for-TV film Ewoks: The Battle for Endor. In this story, the witch Charal—who was later retconned into a Nightsister—was seen incanting over a crystal oscillator.[4]

AppearancesEdit

Notes and referencesEdit

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