Aside from Ferenginar, have the Ferengi ever settled or occupied planets from other systems in large numbers?

  • It's probably worth mentioning but hasn't yet that the reason this question exists are various lines of dialogue about Ferengi woman not being allowed to travel off world. (Which is in addition to not being allowed to own property, do business, or wear clothes.) Now of course this is no way to set up a galactic franchise so generally everyone assumes Ferengi colonies exist with women that have traveled off world with their male owners. But it is an assumption and really a necessary one because the alternative is silly. Mar 20, 2021 at 4:45
  • @lucasbachmann- I always assumed male Ferengi settling on other planets got permission from the Nagus to take their women with them.
    – Nu'Daq
    Mar 21, 2021 at 0:31

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The most clear canonical example is Lappa IV. From the transcript for "Ménage à Troi" :

WORF: When you have finished here, survey in that direction.

CREWWOMAN: Aye, sir.

GRAX: I wish I had some answers for you, Lieutenant Worf.

WORF: Mister Homn was no help? GRAX: None. He last saw them as he was leaving this clearing. When he returned, all three of them were gone.

DATA: Lieutenant Foley discovered this in the pond. (Tog's bouquet) The species is Zan Periculi. It is not indigenous to Betazed, but to Lappa Four. A Ferengi world.

There are several other examples, as list on the list of Ferengi planets1, but they are more ambiguous. For example, Volchak Prime has ports that are owned by Ferengi:

QUARK: Is something wrong?

KRAX: You can't seat Turot next to Hoex. They've been bitter rivals ever since Hoex bought out Turot's controlling interest in the cargo ports on Volchok Prime.

However, this does not necessarily imply that the planet is under the control of the Ferengi alliance, merely that certain Ferengi do business there.

1. Credit to @Valorum

  • I'm not certain that being a "Ferengi world" is the same as being a colony. It might simply be a possession
    – Valorum
    Aug 19, 2016 at 8:34
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    @Valorum - One cannot really say. It seems exceedingly likely to me that a planet owned by the Ferengi also has significant Ferengi presence, but there is always some uncertainty.
    – Adamant
    Aug 19, 2016 at 8:41
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    Quark's cousin owns a moon.
    – Valorum
    Aug 19, 2016 at 8:57
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    @Valorum would a single Ferengi constitute a colony?
    – Xantec
    Aug 20, 2016 at 0:33
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    @xantec - I suspect there's a technical definition of what constitutes a colony planet, but my personal definition is that there has to be an intention to raise a self-sustaining population and the near total absence of other races.
    – Valorum
    Aug 20, 2016 at 6:40

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