Bajorans are amazingly human-like in appearance, but have a distinctive symmetrical facial feature—
a slight wrinkle on the nose between the eyes.
Unlike Humans, Bajorans suffer from uncontrolable bouts of sneezing rather than morning sickness.
Bajoran women gestate for five months, as opposed to the nine months of human women, due
to high vascularization between the fetus and the mother.
During child-birth Bajorans are extremely relaxed, and they feel little or no pain during this process.
Places of Interest:
Bajor - Bajor is the homeworld of the Bajorans. It orbits the star Bajor-B'hava'el in the Bajoran sector.
Bajor is a Class M planet. Bajor's atmosphere has more of a purplish tint, as a result, oceans viewed
from space will appear more purple than blue. There is also at least one more class-M planet in the
system, Bajor 8.
Bejor has 5 moons including Derna and Jerrado.
Places of Interest on Bajor:
B'Hala - An ancient city located on Bajor that was under the ground for 30,000 years.
Ilvia - location of the State museum.
The Bajoran people are an ancient one, having reached an advanced level of technology long
before humans had learned to walk upright.
Like real life Chinese families, Bajorans' first names are their family names (hence, Kira Nerys is
"Major Kira" and called "Nerys" by her friends).
They wear large, chained earrings and ear cuffs called d'ja pagh as symbols of their religious
Bajoran funeral rites are complex; their traditional death chant is rumored to last over two hours.
Bantaca spire - An obelisk. Ancient Bajoran
were built around them. They were all about
eleven meters tall... made of hundreds of stones, carved and fitted together so tightly that they
didn't need mortar. It's said they mark the city's place in the cosmos.
Food and Drink:
Katterpod - Sisko prophesied that the "katterpod harvest would be better this year."
Modern Bajoran text predicting the reckoning
The Bajoran written language consists of square symbols reminiscent of Chinese characters.
However, in form they are more fluid and are composed of thick lines. There are a large number of
different symbols which can be used in any of four rotations (normal, horizontal flipped, vertical
flipped, 180 degree rotation). This gives approximately 200 symbols in the written language.
No translation for these symbols exists although the number of characters in the script implies
that it is either syllabic or logosyllabic. Bajoran can be written both in vertical top to bottom
columns arranged right to left or in horizontal left to right lines arranged top to bottom.
amoran -- pronounced "uh-MORE-un". meaning "banished".
"The Assignment" [DS9]
Koss'moran -- pronounced "KOSS moe-RAN". From the root words kosst and amoran.
"The Assignment" [DS9]
kosst -- pronounced "COST". verb meaning "to be"
"The Assignment" [DS9]
pagh'tem'far -- a sacred vision. "Rapture" [DS9]
The Bajoran religion, also called the Way of the Prophets, is a major unifying force on the planet; the
spiritual leader, or Kai, wields a great deal of moral and political authority, although the planet's
de jure political leader is the First Minister. The Bajoran religion is based upon the revelations of the
Bajoran Prophets, who come to be known as the timeless beings residing in the Bajoran Wormhole, or
Celestial Temple. Since Benjamin Sisko was the first to make contact with them, he is acclaimed by
the Bajoran spiritual leadership as the Emissary of the Prophets. Part of the Bajoran religion involves
the use of the Tears of the Prophets, reality-distorting energy orbs produced by the Prophets. Several
of these were stolen by the Cardassians during the Occupation, though a number have been recovered.
Titles in the Bajoran religion include
a 'prylar' (roughly equivalent to a Christian monk),
'mylar' (priest or minister),
'vedek' (cardinal, bishop) and
'Kai' (equivalent to the pope in Roman Catholic theology).
The Bajoran Religion also features another race of divine beings,
as the Pah Wraiths;
however, while the Prophets are worshipped as being something like gods, the Pah Wraiths
are more like demons, who supposedly warred with the Prophets and, losing, were banished
from the "Celestial Temple" (Bajoran Wormhole). However, some Bajorans insist on worshipping
the Pah Wraiths regardless, believing them the truly good deities, and even find a way
to release them from their prison (a very small minority group, somewhat like Satanists on Earth).
Zocal's third prophecy - It says that only someone touched by the Prophets could find the ruins
of B'hala. "Rapture" [DS9]
Peldor Festival - They ring temple chimes and burn bateret leaves for incense on the eve of this
festival. "Rapture" [DS9]
The Bajoran monetary system uses the Lita as currency. The Lita is actually the name of the currency
The Bajoran Orbs, commonly called "Tears of the Prophets," are quasi-magical devices sent by the
Bajoran Prophets/Wormhole Aliens to the Bajoran people. Nine such orbs, found in the Denoris Belt,
have been delivered to the Bajoran people during their long history. Of these nine, many were stolen
or desecrated by the Cardassians during the occupation of Bajor, and at least one is known to have
fractured. Oddly, the Orbs are hourglass-shaped. Each Orb has a unique power or property.
The Bajoran Orbs:
1. The Orb of Prophecy and Change - Quite powerful -- it taxes even the healthy. Orb experiences can last minutes,
hours, or sometimes even days. "Rapture" [DS9]
2. The Orb of Wisdom
3. The Orb of Time
4. The Orb of Contemplation
5. The Orb of Memory - the Orb of Memory, is featured but not directly named.
6-9. The remaining unnamed Orbs - identified in
Star Trek novels as: The Orb of Destiny,
The Orb of Truth, The Orb of Souls, The Orb of Unity.
10. The Orb of the Emissary - the Orb of the Emissary, was
by Captain Benjamin Sisko on the
planet Tiree. This Orb was (presumably) hidden there by his mother, Sarah Sisko, who is one of the
20000 years ago - B'ha'la is lost. "Rapture" [DS9]
10000 years ago - Bajoran archaeologists begin seriously
2328 to 2369: Cardassian
The Occupation of Bajor (usually simply referred to as the Occupation) was the period during
which the Bajoran homeworld of Bajor was under the control of the Cardassian Union. During
the Occupation, the Cardassians perpetrated a coordinated scheme of strip-mining, forced labor,
and genocide across the planet in an attempt to prepare it for full-scale colonisation by the
government. The Occupation gave rise to the fierce Bajoran Resistance, which used guerilla
and terror tactics to eventually force the Cardassians to withdraw.
Sisko finds the lost city of
Individuals of Note:
Bariel Antos - Vedek, deceased.
Furel - deceased.
Jabara - nurse.
Neela - engineer.
Kira Nerys (Nana Visitor) -
Masterson) - Height 5' 7" (1.70 m)
Leeta was a Bajoran dabo girl at Quark's Bar on station Deep Space
9. She married Rom, who later became the Grand Nagus of the Ferengi
Her jersey had "Leeta" printed on the back, implying that "Leeta" may be her
surname rather than her given name. Although in the same episode,
Kira's jersey has both "Kira" and "Nerys" printed on the back in
various shots - a likely continuity error.
"Take Me Out to the Holosuite" [DS9]
Leeta became a dabo girl in 2371, although she was an amateur
sociologist. She quickly formed friendships with many of the station
residents, including Doctor Julian Bashir and science officer Jadzia
Dax. She was even asked by Dax to take part in her Trill zhian'tara
ritual. During the ceremony, the memories of one of Dax's former
hosts, Emony, were temporarily transfered into Leeta.
In 2372, Leeta joined the Guild of Restaurant and Casino Employees
in response to Quark's pay cuts. She helped lead the formation of
the union, helping Rom stand up to his brother Quark.
When the Federation retreated from Deep Space Nine after the Battle
of Deep Space Nine, Leeta returned to Bajor for safety. . When the
situation on the station became less dangerous, Leeta returned, and
helped the resistance cell which had formed against the Dominion.
When Quark temporarily changed his gender in 2374 to help Grand
Nagus Zek regain his office, Leeta helped teach Quark how to act
like a woman. . In 2375 she participated in a game of baseball in
the holosuite with the senior staff of the station against a team of
Soon after moving to Deep Space 9, Leeta became interested in Julian
Bashir and the two began dating. . Their relationship lasted for
over a year, but the two decided to break up in 2373. They traveled
to Risa and partipated in the Bajoran Rite of Separation. Leeta then
admitted to having a crush on Ferengi engineer Rom.
"Let He Who Is Without Sin..." [DS9]
Leeta waited for Rom to ask her out for months, but he never worked
up the courage. When Doctor Lewis Zimmerman visited the station to
work with Doctor Bashir, he fell in love with Leeta. Knowing that
Leeta had always wanted to open her own restaurant, he arranged for
her to take control of an establishment on Jupiter Station. He asked
her to return there with him and live together. She agreed and
arranged to leave the station. Just as she was boarding a ship, Rom
stopped her and confessed his love for her. Leeta admitted that she
was in love with Rom too, and Doctor Zimmerman returned home alone.
Rom and Leeta decided to get married quickly, and they asked the
Emissary, Captain Benjamin Sisko, to perform the ceremony. He
married them on the eve of the Dominion War. The two were separated
when Leeta returned to Bajor while Rom stayed on the station as a
When Rom was given the role of Grand Nagus by Zek in 2375, Leeta
went with him to Ferenginar to help him carry out his duties.
In the Star Trek: Deep Space Nine relaunch series, Leeta became
(pregnant and, after a hard pregnancy, gave birth to a baby girl
named Bena (named for the Emissary and the Bajoran word for 'joy')
Mardah - dabo girl.
Mera - Vedek.
Mora Pol - Doctor
Okala - Worked in
"Things Past" [DS9]
Opaka Sulan - Kai
Ranjen Solbor -
Ro Laren -
Winn Adami - Kai. The Cardassians arrested
they found teaching the word of the Prophets.
Winn spent five years in a Cardassian prison camp and suffered many beatings while there.
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