Monday, August 22, 2011

Mandalorians: Identity and Language

In five millennia, the Mandalorians fought with and against a thousand armies on a thousand worlds. They learned to speak as many languages and absorbed weapons technology and tactics from every war. And yet, despite the overwhelming influence of alien cultures, and the absence of a true homeworld and even species, their own language not only survived but changed little, their way of life and their philosophy remained untouched, and their ideals and sense of family, of identity, of nation were only strengthened. Armor does not make a Mandalorian. The armor is simply a manifestation of an impenetrable, unassailable heart.

- Mandalorians: Identity and Language, published by the Galactic Institute of Anthropology

Star Wars: Republic Commando Triple Zero
Karen Traviss

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