The Bajorans (also known as the "Bajora") are a humanoid species native to the planet Bajor in the Alpha Quadrant. The Bajorans have one of the oldest and richest cultures in the quadrant, though in the 24th century they suffered greatly at the hands of the Cardassian Union. With their liberation from the Cardassians and the discovery of the Bajoran wormhole in 2369, the Bajorans were thrust onto the interstellar stage.

Even after almost twenty years, the Bajorans and Cardassians continue to despise one another, and have had several conflicts within the past twenty years. Bajor was admitted into the Federation of Planets in 2380, and Bajor served the home of a temporary Starfleet Command base-of-operations.

Notes of Interest

Bajorans resemble Humans in appearance, and are distinguished by a series of four to seven horizontal creases across their noses. Bajorans also feature light and dark skinned variants, although the dark skinned Bajorans appeared to be a very small minority. The Bajoran heart is mirrored along a horizontal axis, unlike the Human heart, which is mirrored along a vertical axis. A puncture in the lower ventricle of the heart would cause instantaneous death.

Bajoran women gestated for only five months, forming an intricate network of blood vessels between the mother and the fetus. During the pregnancy, Bajoran women are frequently afflicted by bouts of uncontrollable sneezing.

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