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This article is about the Tusken language. You may be looking for the Tusken Raiders, also known as Sand People, or Fort Tusken, or the island Tusken.

Tusken was the language spoken by the Sand People of Tatooine. It was considered very primitive; to the untrained ear, it sounded like shrieking and hollering. It also included many grunts, growls and honking noises used as punctuations. However, it was really a complex language, and people from other species found it very difficult to learn.[1]

Tusken language had no written form, relying instead only in oral tradition. The language consisted mostly of consonants.[1]

Non-native speakers of Tusken included the droids HK-47[2] and DC-GNK.[3]

Contents

Known vocabulary or sentences

  • Aargh - Greetings
  • Arg yowr rakak quaraka - That time calculator belonged to my mother
  • C'rell'akt - woman of Corellia
  • Urtah – carrying pack
  • Urtya - light tent
  • B'Thazoshe - bantha horn turned to stone
  • Gafsa – waking place
  • Koroght gaghgt Takt - Blessed be your going out from us
  • Kterskt - Danger
  • Tuyiskt sisktn- Hunting grounds
  • Skaterkst-bad
  • Ootman - Outlander

Appearances

  • Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic
  • Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace
  • LEGO Star Wars: The Video Game (Non-canonical appearance)
  • LEGO Star Wars: The Complete Saga (Non-canonical appearance)
  • Star Wars Republic: Outlander
  • Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones
  • Underworld: The Yavin Vassilika
  • Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope (First appearance)
  • Drawing the Maps of Peace: The Moisture Farmer's Tale
  • Star Wars 1
  • LEGO Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy (Non-canonical appearance)
  • Star Wars: Battlefront
  • Star Wars: Battlefront II
  • Star Wars: Galactic Battlegrounds
  • Star Wars Galaxies
  • Star Wars: Jedi Knight: Mysteries of the Sith
  • Star Wars: Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy
  • Junior Jedi Knights: Promises
  • Junior Jedi Knights: Anakin's Quest (Vision to Tahiri Veila)

Sources

Notes and references

  1. 1.0 1.1 Ultimate Alien Anthology
  2. Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic
  3. Secrets of Tatooine
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Game Info

Tusken Raiders, sometimes referred to as Sand People, were a group of nomadic sapients indigenous to Tatooine. They acquired the name Tusken Raiders from their attack on one of Tatooine's earliest modern settlements, Fort Tusken, although they referred to themselves as Ghorfa.

The Sand People inhabited The Needles in the rocky Jundland Wastes and commonly performed raids on borderline colonist communities. Any creatures, particularly offworlders, were subject to the savage attacks of the territorial hunters. Riding on trained banthas, the Sand People would swiftly appear from the desert, riding in single file to conceal their numbers, and then reenter the cover of the dunes.

Sand People are involved in many quests on Tatooine, including:

Statistics

The statistics for the Sand People have varied greatly over the life of the game. With the NGE they were substantially weakened, but reports of seriously high level Tuskens (CL80+) persist, especially around Fort Tusken (these rumors are somewhat false, the tuskens there are lvl. 34, BUT they are BOSSES. The stats below may or may not be 100% accurate from publish to publish.

This is not an exhaustive list of all Tuskens, but is representative of what the unlucky traveler might face:

Tusken Avenger

Basics

  • Natural Level: 30
  • Aggressive: Yes
  • Stalker: Yes
  • Deathblows: No
  • Social: No
  • Difficulty: Normal

Attacks

  • Melee and Ranged

Resources / Loot

  • Loot - random

Tusken Berserker

Basics

  • Natural Level: 31
  • Location: spawn in A Chance Meeting
  • Aggressive: Yes
  • Stalker: Yes
  • Deathblows: No
  • Social: No
  • Difficulty: Normal

Attacks

  • Melee and Ranged

Resources / Loot

  • Loot - random

Tusken Blood Champion

Basics

  • Natural Level: 32
  • Aggressive: Yes
  • Stalker: Yes
  • Deathblows: Yes
  • Social: No
  • Difficulty: Normal

Attacks

  • Melee and Ranged

Resources / Loot

  • Loot - random

Tusken Blood Hunter

Basics

  • Natural Level: 32
  • Location: In a Tusken Cave - /waypoint tatooine -1030 -6370
  • Aggressive: Yes
  • Stalker: Yes
  • Deathblows: Yes
  • Social: No
  • Difficulty: Normal

Attacks

  • Melee and Ranged

Resources / Loot

  • Loot - random

Tusken Brute

Basics

  • Natural Level: 32
  • Aggressive: Yes
  • Stalker: Yes
  • Deathblows: Yes
  • Social: No
  • Difficulty: Normal

Attacks

  • Melee and Ranged

Resources / Loot

  • Loot - random

Tusken Captain

Basics

  • Natural Level: 33
  • Aggressive: Yes
  • Stalker: Yes
  • Deathblows: Yes
  • Social: No
  • Difficulty: Normal

Attacks

  • Melee and Ranged

Resources / Loot

  • Loot - random

Tusken Carnage Champion

Basics

  • Natural Level: 35
  • Aggressive: Yes
  • Stalker: Yes
  • Deathblows: Yes
  • Social: No
  • Difficulty: Normal

Attacks

  • Melee and Ranged

Resources / Loot

  • Loot - random

Tusken Chief

Basics

  • Natural Level: 35
  • Location: Fort Tusken
  • Aggressive: Yes
  • Stalker: Yes
  • Deathblows: Yes
  • Social: No
  • Difficulty: Normal

Attacks

  • Melee and Ranged

Resources / Loot

  • Loot - random

Tusken Commoner

Basics

  • Natural Level: 30
  • Location: At Fort Tusken
  • Aggressive: Yes
  • Stalker: Yes
  • Deathblows: Yes
  • Social: No
  • Difficulty: Normal

Attacks

  • Melee and Ranged

Resources / Loot

  • Loot - random

Tusken Death Hunter

Basics

  • Natural Level: 32
  • Aggressive: Yes
  • Stalker: Yes
  • Deathblows: Yes
  • Social: No
  • Difficulty: Normal

Attacks

  • Melee and Ranged

Resources / Loot

  • Loot - random

Tusken Elite Guard

Basics

  • Natural Level: 34
  • Location: In a bunker - /waypoint tatooine -1480 -200
  • Aggressive: Yes
  • Stalker: Yes
  • Deathblows: Yes
  • Social: No
  • Difficulty: Normal

Attacks

  • Melee and Ranged

Resources / Loot

  • Loot - random

Tusken Executioner

Basics

  • Natural Level: 35
  • Location: Fort Tusken
  • Aggressive: Yes
  • Stalker: Yes
  • Deathblows: Yes
  • Social: No
  • Difficulty: Elite

Attacks

  • Melee and Ranged

Resources / Loot

Tusken Flesh Hunter

Basics

  • Natural Level: 33
  • Aggressive: Yes
  • Stalker: Yes
  • Deathblows: Yes
  • Social: No
  • Difficulty: Normal

Attacks

  • Melee and Ranged

Resources / Loot

  • Loot - random

Tusken Flesh Render

Basics

  • Natural Level: 31
  • Location: In a Tusken Cave - /waypoint tatooine -1030 -6370
  • Aggressive: Yes
  • Stalker: Yes
  • Deathblows: Yes
  • Social: No
  • Difficulty: Normal

Attacks

  • Melee and Ranged

Resources / Loot

  • Loot - random

Tusken Follower

Basics

Attacks

  • Melee and Ranged

Resources / Loot

  • Loot - random

Tusken Guard

Basics

  • Natural Level: 30
  • Location: In a bunker - /waypoint tatooine -1480 -200
  • Aggressive: Yes
  • Stalker: Yes
  • Deathblows: Yes
  • Social: No
  • Difficulty: Normal

Attacks

  • Melee and Ranged

Resources / Loot

  • Loot - random

Tusken King

Basics

  • Natural Level: 35
  • Location: in a bunker - /waypoint tatooine -1480 -200
  • Aggressive: Yes
  • Stalker: Yes
  • Deathblows: No
  • Social: No
  • Difficulty: Normal

Attacks

  • Melee and Ranged

Resources / Loot

  • Loot - random

Tusken King (Heroic)

Basics

  • Natural Level: 95 (~ 1.15million health)
  • Location: Tusken Army
  • Aggressive: Yes
  • Stalker: Yes
  • Deathblows: Yes
  • Social: No
  • Difficulty: Boss

Attacks

  • Melee and Ranged

Resources / Loot

Tusken Observer

Basics

  • Natural Level: 32
  • Location: Fort Tusken
  • Aggressive: Yes
  • Stalker: Yes
  • Deathblows: Yes
  • Social: No
  • Difficulty: Normal

Attacks

  • Melee and Ranged

Resources / Loot

Tusken Outrider

Basics

  • Natural Level: 14
  • Location: Not far the Escape Pod POI - /way tatooine -3800 -4600
  • Aggressive: Yes
  • Stalker: Yes
  • Deathblows: No
  • Social: No
  • Difficulty: Normal

Attacks

  • Melee and Ranged

Resources / Loot

  • Loot - Low level weapons,junk,rarely collection items

Tusken Priest

Basics

  • Natural Level: 18
  • Location: Kenobi Homestead
  • Aggressive: Yes
  • Stalker: Yes
  • Deathblows: Yes
  • Social: No
  • Difficulty: Normal

Attacks

  • Melee and Ranged

Resources / Loot

  • Loot - random

Tusken Raider

Basics

  • Natural Level: 30
  • Location: At Fort Tusken
  • Aggressive: Yes
  • Stalker: Yes
  • Deathblows: Yes
  • Social: No
  • Difficulty: Normal

Attacks

  • Melee and Ranged

Resources / Loot

  • Loot - random

Tusken Raider Soldier

Basics

  • Natural Level: 5-6
  • Location: About 200 meters from Junk Town outside of Mos Eisley - /way tatooine 4160 -4780
  • Aggressive: Yes
  • Stalker: Yes
  • Deathblows: No
  • Social: Yes
  • Difficulty: Normal

Attacks

  • Melee and Ranged

Resources / Loot

  • Loot - Weapons,collection items,junk,

Location

Tusken Raider Warrior

Basics

  • Natural Level:6-8
  • Location: About 150 meters from Junk Town outside of Mos Eisley - /way tatooine 4310 -4750
  • Aggressive: Yes
  • Stalker: Yes
  • Deathblows: No
  • Social: No
  • Difficulty: Normal

Attacks

  • Melee and Ranged

Resources / Loot

  • Loot - Collection items,weapons,junk,some furniture

Tusken Relic Fanatic

Basics

  • Natural Level: 85
  • Location: Tusken Relic Cave
  • Aggressive: Yes
  • Stalker: Yes
  • Deathblows: No
  • Social: No
  • Difficulty: Elite

Attacks

  • Melee and Ranged

Resources / Loot

  • Loot - random

Tusken Relic Guard

Basics

  • Natural Level: 85
  • Location: Tusken Relic Cave
  • Aggressive: Yes
  • Stalker: Yes
  • Deathblows: No
  • Social: No
  • Difficulty: Normal

Attacks

  • Melee and Ranged

Resources / Loot

  • Loot - random

Tusken Relic Worshipper

Basics

  • Natural Level: 85
  • Location: Tusken Relic Cave
  • Aggressive: Yes
  • Stalker: Yes
  • Deathblows: No
  • Social: No
  • Difficulty: Normal

Attacks

  • Melee and Ranged

Resources / Loot

  • Loot - random

Tusken Savage

Basics

  • Natural Level: 30
  • Location: In a bunker - /waypoint tatooine -1480 -200
  • Aggressive: Yes
  • Stalker: Yes
  • Deathblows: Yes
  • Social: No
  • Difficulty: Normal

Attacks

  • Melee and Ranged

Resources / Loot

  • Loot - random

Tusken Sniper

Basics

  • Natural Level: 30
  • Location: At Fort Tusken
  • Aggressive: Yes
  • Stalker: Yes
  • Deathblows: Yes
  • Social: No
  • Difficulty: Normal

Attacks

  • Melee and Ranged

Resources / Loot

  • Loot - random

Tusken Treasure Guardian

Basics

  • Natural Level: 34
  • Location: At Fort Tusken down the cave
  • Aggressive: Yes
  • Stalker: Yes
  • Deathblows: No
  • Social: No
  • Difficulty: Elite

Attacks

  • Melee and Ranged

Resources / Loot

  • Loot - Random Tusken Armor (Gloves, Headwear, Footwear etc etc..

Tusken Vile Chieftain

Basics

  • Natural Level: 32
  • Location: Deep down a Tusken Cave - /waypoint tatooine -1030 -6370
  • Aggressive: Yes
  • Stalker: Yes
  • Deathblows: Yes
  • Social: No
  • Difficulty: Elite

Attacks

  • Melee and Ranged

Resources / Loot

  • Loot - random

Tusken Warlord

Basics

  • Natural Level: 30
  • Location: At Fort Tusken down the cave
  • Aggressive: Yes
  • Stalker: Yes
  • Deathblows: Yes
  • Social: No
  • Difficulty: Elite

Attacks

  • Melee and Ranged

Resources / Loot

  • Loot - random

Tusken Warrior

Basics

  • Natural Level: 30
  • Location: Tusken Relic Cave or in a bunker - /waypoint tatooine -1480 -200
  • Aggressive: Yes
  • Stalker: Yes
  • Deathblows: Yes
  • Social: No
  • Difficulty: Normal

Attacks

  • Melee and Ranged

Resources / Loot

  • Loot - random

Tusken Witch Doctor

Basics

  • Natural Level: 35
  • Location: Fort Tusken (Also a location south of the Krayt Graveyard, its guarding a collection item at /way 7035 2508)
  • Aggressive: Yes
  • Stalker: Yes
  • Deathblows: No
  • Social: No
  • Difficulty: Elite

Attacks

  • Melee and Ranged

Resources / Loot

  • Loot - random
  • Loot - Smooth Stone (A No Trade Quest Item)

Tusken Worshiper

Basics

  • Natural Level: 90
  • Location: Tusken Relic Cave
  • Aggressive: Yes
  • Stalker: Yes
  • Deathblows: No
  • Social: No
  • Difficulty: Normal

Attacks

  • Melee and Ranged

Resources / Loot

  • Loot - random

Tusken Zealot

Basics

  • Natural Level: 5
  • Location: Junk Town outside of Mos Eisley - /way tatooine 3970 -4800
  • Aggressive: Yes
  • Stalker: Yes
  • Deathblows: No
  • Social: No
  • Difficulty: Normal

Attacks

  • Melee and Ranged

Resources / Loot

  • Loot - Low level weapons,junk,rarely collection items

Star Wars Lore

Fearsome desert savages inhabiting the rocky Jundland Wastes, Tusken Raiders are the foremost reason Tatooine colonists do not wander far from their isolated communities. Extremely territorial and xenophobic, Tusken Raiders will attack with very little provocation. They show no allegiance to even their native world-mates, as these nomads have attacked Jawa scouting parties on occasion. They have even gathered numbers large enough to attack the outskirts of smaller towns like Anchorhead.

Covered from head-to-foot in tattered rags and robes, Tusken Raiders -- or Sand People as they are also known -- brandish a deadly bladed club known as a gaderffii. They also carry projectile rifles with which to shoot at passing vehicles. The male of the species tend to be the aggressors. Females can be distinguished by their elaborate jeweled masks with eyeslits and torso-covering sand-shrouds. Tusken children wear unisex cowls and simple cloaks.

For transportation, Sand People have domesticated the hardy bantha -- a longhaired spiral-horned quadruped also found on Tatooine. These nomads purposely travel in single file, to conceal their numbers.

So dangerous are the Tusken Raiders that few xenobiologists are brave enough to venture close to them. What little information that exists on the nomadic brutes is often contradictory and incomplete. Indeed, there are those in official government positions that question the relative sentience of the Tusken Raider altogether. Alien-rights activists, however, believe that such claims are being made to justify the indiscriminate slaughter of the Sand People and the acquisition of their land.

The current leading theory is that the Sand People are the descendents of the Ghorfas, a society that built caves within the cliffs of Tatooine. Their civilization collapsed when offworld settlers disrupted their water supply, leading to their current nomadic existence.

Tatooine colonists had already established a number of communities on the desert world before running into the Sand People. One such outpost was Fort Tusken, northwest of Mos Eisley. The settlers inadvertently constructed their fort on land sacred to the nomads. The resulting Sand People attack was brutal. The name Tusken Raider, along with their fearsome reputation and the Sand People-outlander tension were indelible outcomes of that bloody day.

Tuskens live a strictly ritualized life. Among their sacred tenets is a rich oral history told by a venerated raider known as the storyteller. The storyteller must recount the detailed Tusken tradition verbatim at each telling -- it is considered blasphemy to botch a single word. Such a crime results in instant death and the appointment of a new historian. Tuskens travel in family groups of 20 to 30 individuals and their banthas. Tusken life is harsh and deadly -- as is the desert environment that bore them. Tusken youths are taught the dangers of desert survival at a young age. They must pass through an arduous rite of passage before being accepted as adults. Such trials could include hunting and slaying a krayt dragon or raiding an outlander camp.

The strangest aspect of the Tusken Raider is the mysterious relationship with the bantha. The bantha and its rider are intrinsically linked, as if on a telepathic level. A tribe member who has lost his bantha is considered incomplete and an outcast. Similarly, when a raider dies, his mount becomes frenzied and suicidal. Such crazed banthas are set loose in the desert.

Tuskens are strongly divided among gender lines. The females tend to the camps while the males hunt and fight. As children, Tusken youngsters -- called Uli-ah, wear unisex garments that conceal their entire bodies, making it impossible to visually determine the gender of a child. Once each year, all newly recognized adults are paired for life in a ceremony that involves the mixing of the blood of husband and wife, and their respective bantha mounts. Sheltered in a privacy of tent, the Tusken couple then slowly unwrap their bindings to see their true forms. Only their mate is allowed to know a Tusken's true appearance; an accidental glimpse of an unwrapped Tusken warrants a blood duel.

Sources

OS Databank.
Star Wars Wiki


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