The Star Wars galaxy is home to some of the most iconic alien worlds in all of pop culture, from Tatooine to Hoth to Jakku. But there’s one key Star Wars planet that might be unfamiliar to fans who only follow the movies. Mandalore has been the setting of some of the coolest Star Wars projects of the past two decades. And thanks to the upcoming Disney+ series Star Wars: The Mandalorian, Mandalore is about to become a lot more more famous.

But what is Mandalore, and why does it play such a key role in the Star Wars mythos? Here’s everything you need to know about the world, its culture and its most famous inhabitants.

Mandalore Explained: The Basics

Mandalore is home to one of the greatest warrior cultures in the Star Wars galaxy. Its distant past is only vaguely defined in Disney’s current Star Wars continuity, but in the classic Legends universe, Mandalore was once aligned with the ancient Sith. Together, the Sith and Mandalorians waged a destructive war against the Jedi Order and the Old Republic. The fact that the warriors of Mandalore were able to hold their own against the Jedi tells you all you need to know about their battle prowess. Those ancient warriors set a standard that Mandalorians like Jango Fett and Boba Fett seek to uphold.

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