I really like the Mandalorians as you can see by my name but I don't know all that much about how their society actually works. I know the basics such as that they are hardcore Badass warriors that value strength but I don't know many specifics. I would especially like to know their

  1. Social Hierarchy


  1. How they choose their leaders
  • Is there anyway I can improve my answer? – Rogue Jedi Jun 20 '16 at 14:47
  • I feel obligated to note due to the "Boba Fett" tag that our beloved bounty hunter is not, in fact, Mandalorian according the Disney Canon. – Turambar Jun 20 '16 at 17:25
  • Mandalore>Everyone else – Wad Cheber Jun 20 '16 at 17:28

Traditional command structure and social hierarchy (from Wookieepedia):

Mandalorian clan structure was like a pyramid, with the ruler or Mand'alor at the top and the Protectors enforcing their rule. Below them were the political factions known as Houses, made up of family Clans. For example, House Vizsla was comprised of Clan Vizsla and its allies like Clan Wren.

However, by the Clone Wars, Mandalore had become mostly pacifist, and was led by Duchess Satine Kryze and the New Mandalorians, who appear to have a fairly light hiarchy, with the Duchess being the only noble mentioned.

In the final year of the The Clone Wars, The Shadow Collective (made up of forces from Death Watch, Black Sun, the Pyke Syndicate, the Hutt Clan, and the Nightbrothers and led by Maul) successfully enacted a coup and took over Mandalore. Maul ruled the planet at that point.

Maul was later captured by Darth Sidious, causing his hold on Mandalore to collapse, and allowing the Empire to take over.


As Rogue Jedi mentioned, there have been changes to Mandalorian social structure over time, however the same principles apply.

Top: Mandalore and the Protectors Next: Houses and Clans (i.e. Clan Skirata, Clan Fett) Bottom: Individual members

  • This doesn't really add anything that isn't already in my answer. – Rogue Jedi Mar 19 '16 at 11:41

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