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

Twi'leki,[1] also known as Ryl,[3] was a language spoken by Twi'leks from Ryloth.[1] 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!"[4] Jedi Master Obi-Wan Kenobi was able to speak Twi'leki.[2]


  • Nerra ("brother")[2]
  • Numa ("sister")[source?]
  • Chini, wachamio! ("Come, let's go!")[source?]
  • Nu nala quinjon wilo? ("Do you know where the prisoners are?")[source?]
  • Wachamio! ("Let's go!")[5]
  • Ma sareen ("My sweet")[6]
  • Tabaialo.[7]
  • Nio rella ri eeta.[7]
  • Ota, ota.[7]
  • Ya kumay na.[8]
  • Kumay na.[8]
  • Loonala kwee jannweelo?[2]



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