Bajoran Language Project

Canon & Published Works

Underlined words are Ancient Bajoran.


Alvas: a grape-like fruit (DS9: "Resurrection")  

Amoran - banished (DS9: "The Assignment")

Ashalla: the capital city of Bajor. (DS9 - Mission: Gamma novel: Twilight)

B'hal Ta: Bajoran colony world (DS9 novel: Millennium: The Fall of Terok Nor).  

B'hala: Bajoran holy city (DS9: "Rapture")

Bajor-B'hava'el: the name of the Bajoran sun. (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Technical Manual)

Bajora: ethnic subgroup of the Bajoran species. (DS9 short story: "Horn and Ivory")

Balik(am) - "go away" or "get lost!" (TNG: "Ensign Ro")

Bantaca - name for a traditional spire made out of thousands of interlocked stones, marked with the coordinates of the town or city they represent (DS9: "Rapture")

Bar'trila: Bajoran city (TOS novel: Captain's Peril)

Barlin Field: location on Bajor (DS9 - Gateways short story: "Horn and Ivory")  

Batal: location of a labor camp during the Occupation (DS9: "The Changing Face of Evil")  

Belaklavion: a Bajoran musical instrument, apparently quite difficult to master. Sometimes just called the klavion. (TNG: "Preemptive Strike")  

Bennikar: "the village where many waters dance" - a village located in the Kaladrys Valley, destroyed during the Cardassian Occupation. (DS9 novel: Warchild)  

Berajin: a harvest festival holiday (DS9 novel: Warchild)  

Boryhas - term for ghosts or spirits of the dead (TNG: "The Next Phase")

Calash Monastery: a monastery on Bajor. (DS9: "The Darkness and the Light")

Carnivorous rastipod: an animal native to Bajor. (DS9: "Progress")

Cheli: pet name for a (beloved) child (DS9 Novel: Warchild)

Cliffs of Undalar: steep rock-face located on Bajor. (DS9: "Body Parts") 

D'jarras - Bajoran caste system (DS9: "Accession")

Dahkur Province: a region on Bajor, dominated by agricultural use. By the Occupation's end in 2369, the soil of the province was poisoned by the Cardassians. In the 2370s, many artists lived in the province's capital city. (DS9: "Shakaar", "Accession")

Dakeen Monastery: a religious retreat on Bajor. (DS9: "The Collaborator")  

Dal'Rok - A mythical energy being (DS9: "The Storyteller")

Deka tea: a tea of Bajoran origin. (DS9: "Wrongs Darker Than Death or Night", "The Alternate")  

Derna: small, uninhabited fourth moon of Bajor. (DS9: "Image in the Sand", "Shadows and Symbols") 

Dessin-ka: a political faction in the provisional government of Bajor  (DS9 Novel: Warchild)

Ducrain Province: a region on the planet Bajor. (DS9 novel: Saratoga)  

Duranja - lamp for the dead: candle suspended by chains from four pillars (DS9: "Shakaar")

Endtree: a nation-state on Bajor. (DS9 short story: "Horn and Ivory")

F'relorn Disease: an incurable disease (TOS novel: Captain's Peril)  

Foraiga: a rare Bajoran delicacy (TNG: "Preemptive Strike")

Fort Tendro: a compound under the command of the Perikian Republic (DS9 short story: "Horn and Ivory")  

Gallitep: a forced labor camp on the planet Bajor during the Cardassian Occupation (DS9: "Duet")

Glyrhond River: a river on the planet Bajor. (DS9: "The Storyteller")  

Groatcakes: a Bajoran breakfast food (DS9: "The Magnificent Ferengi")  

Ha'dara - "home of light" (VOY: "Flesh and Blood")

Ha'mara - religious festival to celebrate the arrival of the Emissary of the Prophets (DS9: "Starship Down")

Hara cat: an animal native to Bajor. (DS9: "Second Skin")

Hasperat: a well-known spicy Bajoran food resembling a burrito. It is made using a specially prepared brine, which if made correctly will cause the eyes to water and sear the tongue. (DS9: "Sacrifice of Angels")

Hasva: a Bajoran plant with certain healing properties (DS9 novel: Warchild)  

Hathon: a city on Bajor. (DS9: "The Darkness and the Light") 

Hedrikspool Province: a region on Bajor (DS9: "Shadowplay")

Holana River: a river runniing through Musilla Province (DS9: "Looking for par'Mach in All the Wrong Places")

Hyurin: a type of rodent (DS9 novel: Warchild)  

Ilvia: a city on Bajor (DS9: "Babel", "Progress", "Shadowplay", "Rapture") 

Itanu - ceremony carried out when a child reaches the age of fourteen (DS9: "Accession")

Jabelon: a village located in the Kaladrys Valley (DS9 novel: Warchild)  

Jalanda City: a major city on Bajor (DS9: "Sanctuary")

Jalbador: the name of the Red Wormhole that was known in Bajoran religious beliefs (DS9 - Millennium novel: The Fall of Terok Nor)  

Janir: a city on Bajor (DS9: "Destiny")

Janitza Province: a location on Bajor. (TLE novel: Excelsior: Forged in Fire)

Jerad Province: a geographic region of Bajor (DS9 - What Lay Beyond short story: "Horn and Ivory")  

Jeraddo: fifth moon of Bajor. (DS9: "Progress", "The Seige")

Jeskla: lazybones (useage: "don't just stand there like a jeskla") (DS9 Novel: Warchild)  

Jo'Kala: a city located on Bajor. (DS9: "Starship Down")  

Jumja tree: a plant native to Bajor (DS9: "In the Hands of the Prophets", "Crossover")  

Kai - a leader of the Bajoran clergy (DS9: "Emissary")

Kaladrys Valley: "the green valley of song." - a geographical feature on Bajor (DS9 novel: Warchild)

Kalla-Nohra Syndrome: a terminal illness caused by a mining accident at the Gallitep labor camp (DS9: "Duet")

Katterpod: a familiar crop grown by Bajoran farmers (DS9: "Progress")

Kava: a Bajoran plant and a versatile foodstuff (DS9: "Crossfire", "Resurrection", "Penumbra", "Starship Down") 

Kejal - "freedom" (VOY: "Flesh and Blood")

Kellipate - a measure of distance (DS9: "Progress")

Kendra Province: a geographical region on Bajor (DS9: "Penumbra")

Kerripate - a fraction of a tessipate (DS9: "Children of Time")

Kis: a Bajoran brew (DS9 Novel: Warchild)  

Klavaatu: a rare Bajoran fruit that is considered a delicacy due to its high price. (DS9: "'Til Death Do Us Part")

Koganka pudding: a Bajoran dessert (DS9: "Strange Bedfellows")  

Kola Mountain: a mountain in Bajor's Dahkur Province (DS9: "Shakaar")  

Korvale Ocean: one of the main oceans of Bajor (DS9 short story: "Horn and Ivory")  

Koss'Moran - Legend dealing with the banishment of the Pah-Wraiths from the words "kosst" meaning "to be" and "amoran" meaning "banished". (DS9: "The Assignment")

Kosst - "to be" (DS9: "The Assignment")

Kosst Amojan - "the banished ones" - also known as Koss'moran, another name for the Pah-wraiths (DS9: "The Assignment")

Kran-Tobal: a city on Bajor?

Lacroya: a village in the Kaladrys Valley on Bajor, eradicated by an unknown sickness (DS9 novel: Warchild)

Larish pie: a Bajoran dish. (DS9: "The Storyteller")  

Lasuma: a city on Bajor (DS9: "Dramatis Personae")

Lerrit: a nation-state on Bajor (DS9 short story: "Horn and Ivory")  

Lonar Province: an area of Bajor (DS9: "Shakaar")

Lonnat Valley: a region of Bajor (DS9 short story: "Horn and Ivory")

Lotha Province: a geographical region on Bajor (TNG - Slings and Arrows eBook: Enterprises of Great Pitch and Moment)

Makar Province: a region of Bajor (DS9 short story: "Horn and Ivory")

Mapa bread: a type of Bajoran food (DS9: "You Are Cordially Invited")

Moba fruit: the sweet, tangy fruit of the moba tree (DS9 episode: "Rejoined").  

Musilla Province: a province on Bajor. (DS9: "Things Past", "Looking for par'Mach in All the Wrong Places", "The Darkness and the Light")

Natlar Port: the harbor controlled by the Perikia at the end of the Perikian Peninsula and opening to the Korvale Ocean. The port was named for the first Prefect, Natlar Ryslin. (DS9 short story: "Horn and Ivory")

Nis Thamar: Eve before Berajin (DS9 Novel: Warchild)  

Nivan: a nation on Bajor (TNG comic: "Bridges", TNG comic: "Restoration")  

Ohalavaru: "Ohalu truthseekers" - a Bajoran religious group (DS9 novel: Unity)

Okana Desert: a location on Bajor (DS9 novel: Antimatter)  

Pagh - the life energy or soul of a person (DS9: "Emissary", et al.)

Pagh'tem'far - a sacred vision granted by the Prophets (DS9: "Rapture")

Paghvaram - "soul key" (DS9: "The Storyteller", DS9 novel: "Fearful Symmetry")

Palukoo: a large arachnid indigenous to the Bajoran moons (DS9: "The Siege")  

Parek Tonn: a fortress on Bajor (DS9 novel: Warpath)  

Peldar Joi - greeting used during the Gratitude Festival (DS9: "Fascination")

Perikia: a nation-state on Bajor, named for Periki Remarro (DS9 short story: "Horn and Ivory")  

Perikian Peninsula: a geographical location on Bajor (DS9: "The Circle")  

Prylar - a monk or priest (DS9: "The Collaborator")

Qui'al Dam: a large dam near the city of Janir on Bajor, featured in Trakor's Third Prophecy. (DS9: "Destiny")

Rakantha Province: a geographical region on Bajor (DS9: "Things Past", "Shakaar", "The Reckoning")  

Rakonian swamp rat:  

Ranjen - a monk, usually a title given as an honor (DS9: "The Reckoning")

Ratosha Pass: an area on Bajor, near Serpent's Ridge. (DS9: "Shakaar")

Rekja: a Bajoran spice  (DS9: "Shakaar")  

Relliketh: a settlement on Bajor (DS9: "Shadowplay", "'Til Death Do Us Part")

Sahving Valley: an area of Bajor (DS9: "The Homecoming")  

Sakelo City:

Satai: a Bajoran sickness, also known as the swelling fever (DS9 novel: Warchild)  

Shawn - swamp (DS9: "Let He Who Is Without Sin...")

Sidau: a village on Bajor (DS9 episode: "The Storyteller", DS9 novel: Bajor: Fragments and Omens)

Singha: a location on Bajor (DS9 novel: Avatar)  


Tamulna: a city on Bajor (DS9: "The Reckoning")

Tanis Canyon: an area of Bajor (DS9: "Shakaar")

Tempasa: a settlement on Bajor (DS9: "Ties of Blood and Water")

Temple of Iponu: a location on Bajor (DS9: "Wrongs Darker Than Death or Night")  

Tessipate - a measure of land area used on Bajor (DS9: "Progress", "Children of Time")

Tokka: a type of animal lifeform, somewhat similar to a Terran dog. Some tokka were bred and trained to track fugitive criminals. (DS9 novel: Warchild)  

Tozhat Province: a Bajoran province (DS9: "Cardassians")

Trilar Peninsula: an area of Bajor (DS9: "Sanctuary")  

Tuwaly pie: a Bajoran dessert. One of the ingredients found in this pie is rekja, which is best when used in moderation. The main portion is made of Tuwaly mashed into a paste, with the consistency of runny mashed potatoes. The rekja is mixed into this paste, solidifying it to a spongy cake. (DS9: "Shakaar")

Valor Ocean: a large body of water on the planet Bajor (TOS novel: Captain's Peril)  

Vedek - a senior member of the Bajoran clergy (DS9: "In the Hands of the Prophets")

Veklava: a traditional Bajoran food. (DS9: "Wrongs Darker Than Death or Night")

Verdanis: a Bajoran animal that looks like a cross between an ostrich and a horse (DS9 novel: Warchild)

Voodai: a variety of Bajoran synthale (DS9: "The Circle")

Wyntara Mas Province: a location on Bajor (DS9 novel: The 34th Rule, DS9 novel: Twilight)

Yadozi Desert:

Yerrin Syndrome: an uncommon disease native to Bajor (TLE - Terok Nor novel: Day of the Vipers)

Yolja River: a river on Bajor, located in Kendra Province (DS9: "Penumbra")  

Yvrig: a city on Bajor (DS9 short story: "Horn and Ivory")  


Raka-ja ut shala morala... ema bo roo kana... uranak... ralanon (NAME)... propeh va nara ehsuk shala-kan vunek ... §
(do not let him walk alone... guide him on his journey... protect... the one named (NAME)... take him into the gates of heaven... )
Duranja lamp prayer for the recently deceased (the translation comes from the script). (DS9: "Shakaar")

Ahn-kay ya, ay-ya vasu. Coh-ma-ra, di-nay-ya.. §
Bajoran death chant, repeated over and over again for approximately three hours. (DS9: "Battle Lines")

Tesra Peldor impatri bren. Bentel vetan ullon sten.. §
Presiders address at the Gratitude Festival. (DS9: "Fascination")

Jia'kaja, tre'nu'tol'a rem... La'por i'lanu kos... I'nar tan'a'tali nor.... §
"Jia kasha tren tolaren lapur ila nekos ina."
Prayer to the prophets asking for protection or favor. (DS9: "Starship Down")

Zhia'kaluh tar'eh anu suur... te'von, aka'lu rez... ka'vor,mat'ana kel.. §
"Shakala tie unsyor. Tevan akares kova antana kel."
Marriage blessing by the Emissary. (DS9: "Accession")

Boray pree hadokee. Tolata impara boresh. Preeya (GROOM'S NAME), Preeya (BRIDE'S NAME), abrem varo atel.. §
"Bore ah pre arrow key. Toll ah ta en para boresh. Pre ah ( groom ), pre ah ( bride ). Abrem. Varo ay tem."
Traditional marriage blessing used in conjuction with a simple ceremony. (DS9: "Call to Arms")

lata impara no takash... with humility and gratitude, we accept this gift... Veshanoo yavar ha iktasho... §
"Dolata impara nul ta kash. With humility and gratitude we accept this gift." "Veshi new hiva ha eck kasho."
Ceremonial words used for the blessing of an Orb as it enters a Temple. (DS9: "Resurrection")

(Prayer leader) Tera dak ihsehelm ran embah... (ALL) de-ram ta-MEEN! §
(Prayer leader) Teradak embra ensahelm ran embra. (ALL) Daran tareen.
(Prayer leader) Teradak emba insahelm ran embra. (ALL) Daran tareen (Prayer leader) Teradak insahelm ran embra. (ALL) Deram tameen.
Chanted by Kai Winn and fellow Bajorans in the hours before the Reckoning. (DS9: "The Reckoning")

Meeh rak Dorah Pah-wran... Ee-toi... Velah-slah... Pah-wran amar... Pah-wran Evak-too... §
Ancient Bajoran chanted by a Pah-wraith Cult Bajoran Assassin to Benjamin Sisko, before attempting to kill him. (DS9: "Image in the Sand")

Tarna pur-ono ull-kess pah-ran. lano ka'la bo'shar lanu. §
Meek rak dorrah Pah-wran... Yelim cha ono kosst amojan... shay ta-hel ter-rah no'vala de-ram... aka'lu far che... §
Chants from the Book of the Kosst Amojan (DS9: "What You Leave Behind")

"Dara toka petri paran midor. Dara toka olkes paran."
Ancient cerimonial words used when breaking the statute entrapping a Pagh-Wraith. (DS9: "Tears of the Prophets")


§ via Memory Alpha
† via The Shakaar Website (now defunct)
♦ my interpretation, listening to the episode