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A Bajoran death chant is a dirge sung by Bajorans in the event of a death.

Bajorans believe that individuals who do not have the Bajoran death chant performed at their time of death do not go the Celestial Temple and instead return as borhyas during the Rising. (DS9 video game: Harbinger)

Bajoran death chants can last for two hours. (TNG episode: "The Next Phase")

In 2383, Kira Nerys offered to have a Bajoran death chant sung for Elias Vaughn but Prynn Tenmei wanted something simpler. (ST - Typhon Pact novel: Plagues of Night)

Kira's prayer over the dead body of Opaka in "Battle Lines" is referred to as a Bajoran death chant in the script of the episode.

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