The Karemma were a humanoid race native to the planet Karemma in Gamma Quadrant, and members of the Dominion. Their government was the Karemma Foundation.


They were tall and slender with black or dark brown hair that is combed back. They had a head ridge, like Klingons, but smoother and without edges. The ridge goes down over the nose, making the nose seem large. There was a line in the skin on each side of the nose pointing downwards to the outer sides of their faces.


First contact was made between the Karemma and the Ferengi in 2370. The Ferengi struck a trade deal with the Karemma and agreed to purchase tulaberry wine to sell in the Alpha Quadrant. (DS9 episode: "Rules of Acquisition")

In 2371, Federation representatives aboard the USS Defiant approached the Karemma in an effort to contact the Founders. They had to meet up with First Minister Ornithar to do it.(DS9 episode: "The Search, Part I")

In 2372, Karemma representative Hanok came aboard the Defiant to discuss trade disputes with the Federation. His ship and the Defiant were both attacked by Jem'Hadar and forced into the atmosphere of a gas giant. The Defiant eventually destroyed the Jem'Hadar and rescued the crew of the Karemman ship. (DS9 episode: "Starship Down")

Also in 2372, the Karemma received thirty-five new transport ships that were built by the Ferengi. (DS9 novel: The 34th Rule)

A secret code used by the Dominion during the Dominion War was based on the language of a primitive island-dwelling tribe on planet Karemma. (SCE eBook: War Stories, Book 1)


The Karemma were strict mercantilists, but a controlled form with the individual person meaning little. (DS9 novelization: The Search)

Karemma individualsEdit



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