Bothans (pronounced /'bɑθɪn/) (Second Human Empire: Cuikk'uim Op'kui) were furry mammalian anthropoids, about 1.5 meters tall. Hailing from Bothawui and several colonies, Bothans differed in facial appearance and body structure with canine, feline, and equine features. They were known for being master politicians and spies, craving intrigue and subterfuge. The Bothans were members of the Allies from at least 4000 BBY, but likely from a significantly earlier point. Through numerous conflicts, most notably the First War, the Bothans remained officially neutral, although their famed Spynet always played each side and commercial interests sought profits.