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Corellian
Homeworld

Corellia

Language
Average height

1.6 to 2.4 meters

Famous members
Wedge: "You know, the Imps on Coruscant used to call two Corellians together a conspiracy. Three they’d call a fight."
Corran: "More fools they, then. Any Corellian knows three of us together is a victory."
―Wedge and Corran Horn discussing Corellians

Corellians were the inhabitants of the Corellian Sector. While the term technically referred to both native inhabitants and naturalized citizens, in practice it was generally used to refer to the Human natives of the Corellian system, or more specifically the planet Corellia.

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Society and culture

Though Corellian spacers were spread across the galaxy, their culture did have an isolationist streak, which drove them to seek independence from the Galactic Republic and its successors several times.[1] Some Corellian sects refused to marry non-Corellians, or "eksters." If members of these sects did marry non-Corellians, they would be banished from their family.[2]

Corellia was also well-known for being a rebel world, rising up against every Galactic government. As described by Jacen Solo, "Corellia was a planet of dissidents who didn't care who ran the show as long as they could rebel against them." However, they were a devoted race, as Luke Skywalker said that despite the fact that they were always rebelling, if another enemy like the Yuuzhan Vong were to arrive, the Corellians would rush to defend the galaxy.

Corellians had a strong military tradition. Many Corellians served in the Corellian Security Force (better known as CorSec),[3] or in galactic-level military organizations such as the Republic Navy, Imperial Navy, Rebel Alliance Navy, New Republic Defense Fleet and the Galactic Alliance Defense Fleet. For Corellians, the highest military honor was the Corellian Bloodstripe.[4]

History

Corellians were among the first Human societies to develop hyperdrive-capable starships, and played an important role in the formation of the Galactic Republic.[5] Perhaps due to their early involvement with space travel, they were well known for their skills as pilots, scouts, and shipbuilders. Corellian spacers were often stereotyped as brash risk-takers, and were often said to have "rocket fuel for blood."[6] This stereotype had a ring of truth, as many well-known pirates, smugglers and gamblers were Corellians.

The Second Galactic Civil War which started in 40 ABY created an upsurge of anti-Corellian feeling even amongst their fellow Humans. On Coruscant, Corellians were regarded with suspicion by their fellow citizens as a result of terrorist attacks- a bombing and a water supply poisoning- which were pinned on the Corellians. Many were interred by the newly created Galactic Alliance Guard, led by Jacen Solo, including those who had fought for the Galactic Alliance and its predecessors. In response, several worlds seceded from the Galactic Alliance, particularly Commenor and Bothawui, to form the Confederation.[7][8]

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Famous Corellians

Han Solo

Appearances

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