An ancient race of humanoids from Bajor III. The Bajorans had a
thriving primitive culture in the arts and sciences 25,000 years
ago. They slowly developed space travel and colonized their
system and several nearby star systems. Almost identical to
Terrans except for distintive nose ridges and minor differences
in the female reproductive system. The Bajoran race was conquered
by the Cardassian Empire in 2328 and formally annexed 2339.
Bajoran freedom fighters repulsed the Cardassians in early 2369.
Soon afterwards the Bajoran wormhole was discovered in the
Denorious Belt. With the enormous economic boon of the only known
stable wormhole, the rebuiliding of Bajor has been accellerated.
The Bajoran people petitioned the Federation for membership soon
after the discovery of the wormhole and are in the slow
Bajorans are humanoid in form and
function with the exception of a ridged nose. Slight deviations from Terran
human physiology can be discerned through different reactions to body change.
During pregnancy Bajoran females do not nauseate instead they react by
Bajoran fetuses are also irremovable due to the high degree of vascularization
in the placental/uterine interface.
Bajoran culture flourished for 500,000 years. In time, the Bajorans
became a race of master artisans, architects, and scholars whose lives are
centered on their faith. Their deeply religious culture honors the 'Prophets'
who guide the Bajorans. They believe in guidance from the prophecies revealed
ancient religious men much in the same way as the Greeks believed in Delphi
Oracles. Within the religious texts of Bajoran faith, safe passage through the
Bajoran wormhole is seen as the blessing of the Prophets who reside within in
the Celestial Temple.