The Wookiees, whose name for themselves translates to the People of the Trees, are a species of hairy bipedal humanoids that were inhabitants of the planet Kashyyyk. They have the ability to easily learn most languages. However, Wookiees lack the vocal structure to speak anything other than their own languages, like Shyriwook is like grunting.
Adult Wookiees are tall, in excess of two meters in height, and are covered with a uniform, mid-length coat of thick hair in various shades of brown. Although albino Wookiees are rare, they are not unheard of. However, such a birth is generally held to be a bad omen, as white hair does not blend in with the earth-tones of their forest surroundings. The racial tensions between Wookies and Trandoshans will be found in SWTOR storylines.
- For information on this subject beyond The Old Republic, see: Wookiee on Wookieepedia