TNG "The Battle":

Captain's log, stardate 41723.9. In response to a Starfleet order we are in the Xendi Sabu star system, having rendezvoused with a Ferengi vessel which has requested a meeting. Although we arrived here and made appropriate signals to the Ferengi three days ago, they have so far responded only with the message, stand by Enterprise


DATA: Starfleet has responded to our request, sir. A tug will rendezvous with us and tow the Stargazer back to Xendi Starbase Nine

I'm not going to quote the Xindi since they take up two seasons of "Enterprise".

Are they the same species?

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It seems not

There are in fact, according to Memory Alpha and Beta at least, is no evidence to support the claim that there are such a species as the Xendi at all!

We do have:

The source of those names, however, is not provided either on Memory Alpha or Beta!

It is also important to note that:

According to Star Trek: The Next Generation Companion (2nd ed., p. 294), the Xendi Kabu system from "Bloodlines" was intended to be the same system [as the Xendi Sabu system]; the name was mistakenly changed in a late draft of that episodes script.


So, there shouldn't even be two systems with the name 'Xendi' anyway!

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    I'm not sure you can give a blanket "no" without providing any better justification than a wiki article.
    – Valorum
    Commented Jul 16, 2015 at 7:23
  • So what is the "Xendi" in "Xendi Kabu system" referring to?
    – JMFB
    Commented Jul 16, 2015 at 7:33
  • @JMFB I would suspect it is just like many other systems was a name made up, but I don't have any evidence for that Commented Jul 16, 2015 at 7:35
  • @Richard I would love to be able to find any other evidence, but I've done some research and this was the best I could find! I've adjusted my answer accordingly. Commented Jul 16, 2015 at 7:36
  • @N_Soong - Much better. I do agree that they're almost certainly unrelated.
    – Valorum
    Commented Jul 16, 2015 at 8:54

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