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Terran was a word used to refer to anything attributed to Humans or the planet Earth, which in Latin is "Terra". The Klingonese word for Human is "tera'ngan". (ENT: "Affliction"; Star Trek V: The Final Frontier)
Usage when referring to things attributed to Humans:
- "Terran" was used explicitly to refer to Humans...
- ...in 2237, when Stark called young Spock a Terran and said that he could never be a true Vulcan. (TAS: "Yesteryear")
- ...in 2268, when a female Romulan Commander asked Spock if he called himself Terran or Vulcan. (TOS: "The Enterprise Incident")
- ...in 2287, when Ambassador St. John Talbot was referred to as a Terran by both the Vulcan Sybok and the Klingon Vixis. (Star Trek V: The Final Frontier)
- ...in 2399, when Zani described the patrols of qalankhkai from the Qowat Milat as protecting Romulans and Terrans alike. (PIC: "Absolute Candor")
- The SS Mariposa used a Terran distress beacon created by the European Hegemony. (TNG: "Up The Long Ladder")
- Data referred to Terran conjugal rites. (Star Trek Nemesis)
- Shinzon saw a Romulan doctor who had experience in Terran illnesses. (Star Trek Nemesis)
- Kes referred to mashed potatoes with butter as a Terran delicacy. (VOY: "Elogium")
- Neelix claimed to have several Terran varieties of herbal teas. (VOY: "Unforgettable")
- Within The Adventures of Captain Proton, Humans were referred to as Earthlings rather than Terrans. (VOY: "Bride of Chaotica!")
- Narek, a Romulan, talked about ships departing from Earth as having Terran passenger lists. (PIC: "Absolute Candor")
Usage when referring to things attributed to Earth: