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The Taung were an ancient sentient species of the Core Worlds planet Coruscant. The day of Taungsday was named for the species.[1] The beskad, a traditional Mandalorian sword, was based on an ancient Taung design.[2] The Taung & Zhell Society, a student group at the University of Coruscant, shared its name with the species.[3]

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Taung were first mentioned in the new Star Wars canon in the sixty-first issue of Star Wars: Build the Millennium Falcon,[1] published around March 2, 2016.[4]

In the Star Wars Legends continuity, the Taung were the original species of Mandalorians. They first appeared in the first issue of the Star Wars: Tales of the Jedi — The Sith War comic book series as the Mandalorian species,[5] and were identified as Taung in the Star Wars Insider article "The History of the Mandalorians." That article elaborated the Taung as the precursor of the Mandalorian culture.[6]

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