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"Sir, what is that she keeps calling us?'.
"Nerra. It means brother."
Waxer and Obi-Wan Kenobi[src]

Twi'leki, also known as Ryl, was a language spoken by Twi'leks from Ryloth.[2] It combined verbal sounds and an elaborate sign language using the Twi'lek's head-tails, called lekku. That sign language allowed the Twi'leks to communicate complete concepts without having to pronounce a single word. Raising the tip of one's right lek meant "Hello!", while dipping the tip of one's left lek meant "Goodbye!" By crossing over both lekku tips twice, a Twi'lek meant to say "I love you." Both lekku tips jabbed into the speaker's back were to be understood as "May spice salt your wounds!"[3]

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  • Nerra ("brother")[1]
  • Numa ("sister")[1]
  • Chini, wachamio! ("Come, let's go!")
  • Nu nala quinjon wilo? ("Do you know where the prisoners are?")
  • Wachamio! ("Let's go!")[4]
  • Ma sareen ("My sweet")[5]
  • Tabaialo.[6]
  • Nio rella ri eeta.[6]
  • Ota, ota.[6]
  • Ya kumay na.[7]
  • Kumay na.[7]

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