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"Ko rahto kama wahl bak?"
―Jabba the Hutt, speaking Huttese[src]

Huttese was the language spoken by the Hutts, a slug-like species who called Nal Hutta their homeworld.[1] It was also commonly spoken on Hutt-controlled planets like Tatooine.[2] Even on worlds such as Lothal, where Hutts were not in power, their tongue was still a widespread trade language. Despite its prevalence, Huttese was generally unknown to stormtroopers, the soldiers of the Galactic Empire, as most of them could not speak anything other than Galactic Basic.[3]

It shared certain structural similarities with Aqualish and Rodian, enough that if you learned one of these languages it would make the others easier to learn.[4]

Known words and phrasesEdit

"Right now Jabba just said "boska," and when the boss says boska, we boska."
―Boba Fett[src]
  • H'chu apenkee!—"Hello!"[5]
  • Chuba!—"Hey you!"[5]
  • Pateesa—"Friend"[5]
  • Moulee-rah—"Money"[5]
  • Boska!—"Let's go!"[5]
  • Mee jewz ju!—"Goodbye!"[5]
  • Bargon wan che copa.[6]—"There will be no bargain."[7]
  • Wee now kong bantha poodoo.[6]—Now you're bantha fodder."[7]
  • Solo bolkubok-u-chala.[6]—"I like Captain Solo where he is."[7]
  • De wanna wanga.[6]—A form of greetings.[7]
  • Yoka to Bantha poodoo.[6]—"You're bantha fodder."[2]
  • Peedunkee, caba dee unko.[6]—"Boy, get in here!"[2]
  • Coona tee-tocky malia.[6]—"What took you so long?"[2]
  • Tinka me chasa hopoe ma booty na nolia.[6]—"They think we know nothing."[2]
  • Bo — "One".[8]
  • Bonapa keesa. Tolpa da bunky na booty cha naga o wanna meete chobodda.[6]—"Better stop your friend's betting or I'll end up owning him, too."[2]
  • Murishani… sleemo.[9]—"Bounty hunter… slimeball."[10]
  • Stuka Crispo—"Death Watch."[11]
  • Hagwa je killya, dolpa kikyuna!—"Don't hurt me because I am a loyal, tax-paying citizen." (Approximate translation)[3]
  • Dobrah gusha tu trawbbio grandio, mendeeya.—"It would be an honor if the great one took it." (Approximate translation)[3]
  • Noah, noah!—"No, no!"[3]
  • Me juuz ku, wermo!—"See you, suckers!"[12]
  • Dopa — "Two".[8]
  • Dopo me goola—"Bad feeling"[13]
  • E chu ta!—An insult.[14]
  • Tooska chai mani.—A curse involving the insulted person's mother and a Tusken Raider's chief.[15]
  • Gi Shatta Gasha!—A phrase of exultation and praise.[16]
  • La yama beestoo.[17]—"Yes there they are."[18]
  • Cheeskar goo.[17]—"Betrayer (cheater) scum."[18]
  • Wompity du wermo.[17]—"Squash you idiot."[18]
  • Mi killie.[17]—"I kill."[18]
  • Tonta tonka! — "Tentacles up!"[19]
  • Nee choo! — "Die!"[19]
  • Man-tah. — "Speak."[17]
  • Sty-uka! Kuba nobata Granya Ad-mee-rall. — "Look at you. You are no Grand Admiral."[17]
  • Mendee-ya jah-jee bargon. Achuta kuna payuska Granee Ad-mee-rall. — "We have a deal, Grand Admiral. You may pass. You will take me to the weapons facility."[17]
  • Kuba, kayaba dee anko! — "Come to me." (Approximate translation)'[17]
  • Cheeskar nok—"Betrayer scum."[20]

Behind the scenesEdit

On the DVD commentary track of Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope and in interactive CD-ROM Star Wars: Behind the Magic, Lucasfilm Ltd. sound designer Ben Burtt stated that he based Huttese on Quechua, an indigenous language family spoken by the Quechua peoples, primarily living in the Andes and highlands of South America.[21][22]

AppearancesEdit

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Notes and referencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 TCW mini logo Star Wars: The Clone Wars – "Hunt for Ziro"
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 Rise of the Rebels
  4. Sabine My Rebel Sketchbook
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 5.5 Star Wars: Absolutely Everything You Need to Know
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 6.4 6.5 6.6 6.7 6.8 SWCustom-2011 Star Wars Soundboards on StarWars.com
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 7.3 Star Wars: Episode VI Return of the Jedi
  8. 8.0 8.1 SWCustom-2011 Bucket’s List Extra: 8 Fun Facts From “The Children from Tehar” – Star Wars Resistance on StarWars.com
  9. TwitterLogo @pablohidalgo (Pablo Hidalgo) on Twitter "It's murishani. That's how Ben Burtt spells it. Couldn't tell you where the subtitles got it. Figure it's a transliteration."
  10. Star Wars: Episode II Attack of the Clones
  11. SWCustom-2011 Eminence Trivia Gallery on StarWars.com (Slide 7 caption)
  12. Dark Disciple
  13. Star Wars 24: The Last Flight of the Harbinger, Part IV
  14. The Empire Strikes Back: So You Want to Be a Jedi?
  15. Aftermath: Life Debt
  16. SWicon Debunking the "Son of Suns" Myth on StarWars.com (content now obsolete; backup link)
  17. 17.0 17.1 17.2 17.3 17.4 17.5 17.6 17.7 Aftermath: Empire's End
  18. 18.0 18.1 18.2 18.3 Aftermath: Empire's End (book 3) by Chuck Wendig on the Jedi Council Forums (Literature board; posted by Tom Hoeler on 03/01/17 9:48pm; accessed March 1, 2017)
  19. 19.0 19.1 Star Wars: The Visual Encyclopedia
  20. IDWStarWarsAdventuresLogoSmaller "Tales from Wild Space: Family Affair, Part 2"—Star Wars Adventures 11
  21. Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope DVD commentary
  22. Star Wars: Behind the Magic

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