Star Wars: What is a Wookiee

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what is a wookiee

 Wookiee (n): A type of creature from the Star Wars franchise. They are taller than humans, are covered in fur, have incredible strength and are extremely intelligent. They come from the planet Kashyyyk, where they live in cities that are interwoven through the tree-tops, but can live in many different environments without discomfort.

So, what is a Wookiee exactly? There are not many prominent Wookiee characters, but the most well-known one is Chewbacca.  He shows his immense loyalty – a major Wookiee trait – to his friend Han Solo as well as his knowledge of technology in many Star Wars movies, shows and books.

The Wookiees speak a language called Shyriiwook, which is a combination of barks, growls, moans and roars. They appear to understand humans, but they can not speak their language because of their vocal structure. They are gentle in nature, but when provoked they can succumb to terrible fits of rage – a complete polar opposite. They don’t have a particular fighting style – just a combination of brute strength, rage, and carefully hand-crafted weapons.

“The Wookiees, although primitive compared to us, are surprisingly capable warriors. They’re pretty strong, and pick up combat techniques pretty quickly.”
―Canderous Ordo, Knights of the Old Republic



  1. Heather Talley says

    I think I could use more posts like this! Help me keep up with the Star Wars talk in the house, without actually having to watch the movies!

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