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"Storm's coming up, Ani. You better get home quick!"
―Jira warns Anakin Skywalker of an approaching sandstorm[src]

Jira was a human female from Tatooine. At the time of the Naboo Crisis, the elderly Jira sold fruits, such as pallies, in the Mos Espa marketplace. She was a friend of Anakin Skywalker, then a nine-year-old slave boy.

Biography[edit | edit source]

In the last decades of the Galactic Republic, Jira lived on the desert planet of Tatooine, in the Outer Rim Territories. At the time of the Naboo Crisis, she ran a small stand in the market place of Mos Espa, where she sold various food products, including pallies. Jira was a friend to Anakin Skywalker, then a nine-year-old slave boy. When the elderly woman expressed her need for a cooling unit, Skywalker offered to search for one on her behalf.[2] When her young friend Skywalker met the Jedi Master Qui-Gon Jinn, Jira sold them a few pallies. Feeling in her old bones that a sandstorm was about to occur, she advised Skywalker to get home as soon as possible. A few days later, Jira's young friend left Tatooine with Qui-Gon Jinn.[3]

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Jira was a green-eyed[3] human female.[1] In her old age, she tied up her gray hair into loose braids.[3] Despite her poverty, Jira was still a jovial and very kind woman. She was very fond of her young friend Anakin Skywalker, who she called "the kindest boy in the galaxy."[2]

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