Shyriiwook ("tongue of the tree people") the main trade language of the Wookie consists of many growls and roars, making it impossible for most other species to speak. This sound makes the language seem archaic and wild at first. On closer inspection, however, Shyriiwook is extremely sophisticated and complex. The unique shape of the Wookiee throat made Shyriiwook a very challenging, even impossible language to speak for most non-Wookies.

Follow me to the forest planet of Kashyyk and get an overview and insight into this fascinating language.

Wyaaaaaa. Ruh ruh.

"Hello. How are you?"



Wyogg, ur oh.

"I am well, thank you."

Ruh gwyaaaag.

"I am a friend."

Wgha ryuraygu yuhahyrrararr.

"I am sword and sandal."

Huwaa muaa mumwa.

"Can I buy you a drink?"

Wooo hwa hwa?

"Nice weather, eh?"

Wua ga ma uma ahuma ooma.

"I think my arm has been pulled out of the socket."

Whoaaaa. Waa maa. Warrgh.

"Pardon me, I need to rest my neck muscles."

Waa hu aa ma ma a oo gah?

"Why did you pick on someone one fourth your size?"

Roooarrgh ur roo.

"I have a bad feeling about this."

Hnn-rowr yrroonn nng rarrr!

"Long live the New Republic!"


"Can I ask another favor?"

Rowr ahragh awf ahraroww rowh rohngr grgrff rf rf.

"He says he's a Jedi Knight now."

RRRRrrruurgh! Arrggg!

"I'm not happy about this situation."

Yaag ruggwah maw huah huah?

"How do you give your fur that shine?"

Waag mam ga moo.

"The food is good."

Wu yaga gah ahyag.

"I would like a drink, please."

Waag ahyeg ha.

"I can't reach that."

Uwana goya uhama.

"It's hard to find good help these days."

Hoyaarg aga huwaga?

"How are things at the office?"

Gu waagaa ahawag?

"Think it is going to rain tomorrow?"

Uwaga waa mu Woohiee?

"How tall is that Wookiee?"

Wugaga hu uwamma Woohiee wa-ah?

"Who was that Wookiee I saw you with last night?"

Wugaga hu uwamma Woohiee wa-ah?

"Who was that Wookiee I saw you with last night?"

Yu guwah mah oowhama?

"Do you have a salve to kill these parasites?"

Guhaw maw ohyah?

"Was he injured?"

Huaah maw wuwu agah?

"When will he recover?"

Aarrr wwgggh waah.

"Jump to hyperspace."

Aaaarrr wgh ggwaaah.

"I'm feeling motion sick."

Ahhh argh. Arrrghh!

"Turn right. Right!"

Wah shrf shrf shrf rrrooaarrgghh.

"I'm on board with this strategy."

Rhawk-Arrgh, rrrooaarrgghh

"May all the forces be with you!"