civilization from the planet Bajor, who are easily recognizable by their
rigid noses and
ornamental earring, which is weared by most Bajorans, and which is a symbol
of their spiritual
culture flourished a half-million years ago, when humans on earth were
erect.The Bajoran people are deeply spiritual, but their history also recorded
artists, builders, and philosophers. Bajoran culture declined seriously
Cardassian occupation in the 24th century, during which most Bajorans were
driven from their
Bajorans traveled in space at least eight centuries ago, using solar-sail
their star system. some ancient Bajoran space travellers even made it all
the way to
recently as the 22nd century, Bajoran society was strictly devided into
D'jarras, or castes.
family's D'jarra determined its status in society, as well as what
occupation its workers could
Bajoran custom, a person's family name is first "Kira", followed
by the given name
Bajoran women carry their children for less than five months. Because they
short gestation period, they vascularize very quickly. Mother and child
form a complex
network of bloodvessels. Bajoran women often have fits of uncontrollable
pregnant. In Bajoran childbirth, relaxation of the mother is essential.
Participants at the
play rhythmic instruments to help her reach a fully relaxed state. When
the child arrives,
present verbally welcome the child into the world
was claimed as Cardassian territory from about 2328. The D'jarra cast
system was abolished
the 24th century when all Bajorans, regardless of D'jarra, were
caled upon to fight Cardassian
The Cardassian formally annexed Bajor in 2339, and occupied the planet
Bajoran resistance fighters finally drove them away.
Government assumed authority for planetary government, led by the chamber
was headed by the Bajoran first minister. Also highly influential
in government affairs
the religious Vedek assembly, led by the Kai.
the departure of the Cardassians, the Bajoran provisional government requested
operating the former Cardassian space station Terok Nor, now designated
Deep Space Nine.
the Cardassian occupation, the Federation council agreed to provide
the provisional govern-
with two industrial replicators to help them rebuild their economic base.
deeply religiously people, Bajorans look to their spritual leader, the
Kai, for leadership and
The Bajoran religious faith was a powerful force in their society, and
helped give the
people the spiritual strength to survive the brutal Cardassian oppresion.
Bajoran religion believes that ships are safely guided through the wormhole
by the Prophets
that the celestial temple dwells within the passage. Some conservative
notably Winn, tried to suppress scientific theories of the wormhole's
the teaching of science lessened the religious leaders' political power.
old Bajoran saying holds that"The land and the people are one", Colonel
Kira Nerys mentioned
to Captain Sisko regarding the dispute between the Bajoran factions, the
Paqu and the Navot.
Bajoran beliefs hold that the soul of the dead is far more important then
2371, newly-elected Kai Winn began the process of healingher people's wounds
with the signing
a historic peace accord with the Cardassians. the news of a treaty sent
shock waves throughout
Federation council voted 2373 to accept Bajor's application, but the
Bajoran Chamber of
subsequently elected to defer admission, following the recommendation of
the Bajoran Emmisary of Bajoran prophesy, who had a vision, that
would Bajor enter and
a member of the Federaton, they would be overwelmed by the Dominion forces,
destruction of Bajor. Instead they had to sign a non aggression pact with
the Dominion, which
in the best interest for Bajor. Now the Bajoran people can at least rebuild
their homeworld to
it once was, a peaceful and glorious planet...