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Taarja was a spoken trade language[2] that was used in the galaxy.[1] Around 34 ABY,[3] Taarja was spoken by the alien Yasto Attsmun while on board the yacht Undisputed Victor as it sailed away from Canto Bight[1] on the planet Cantonica.[4]

The Chiss Ascendancy used Taarja to communicate with the Paccosh during a Mission to the Rapacc system[2] in about 19 BBY.[5] Chiss caregiver Mitth'ali'astov did not like to speak Taarja, but was capable nevertheless. She described the sounds of the language as "angular."[2]

Behind the scenes[]

In the Star Wars canon, Taarja first appeared in the 2017 film Star Wars: Episode VIII The Last Jedi.[4] It was first identified in the Star Wars By the Numbers video "Every Language in Star Wars Movies," which was posted on the Star Wars Kids YouTube channel in 2019.[1]

In the Star Wars Legends continuity, Taarja was a trade language that first appeared in the 2006 novel Outbound Flight, by Timothy Zahn.[6]



Notes and references[]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 StarWarsKids.jpg Every Language in Star Wars Movies | Star Wars By the Numbers on the official Star Wars Kids YouTube channel (backup link)
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 Thrawn Ascendancy: Chaos Rising
  3. Star Wars: Galactic Atlas
  4. 4.0 4.1 Star Wars: Episode VIII The Last Jedi
  5. The events of Thrawn: Alliances that take place during the Clone Wars occur after the trial of Ahsoka Tano, and Star Wars: Galactic Atlas dates both the trial and the war's end to 19 BBY. Thrawn Ascendancy: Chaos Rising is set concurrent with Thrawn: Alliances' Clone Wars-era parts, so its events must take place around 19 BBY.
  6. Outbound Flight