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The Sangheili (Latin: Macto cognatus, meaning "I honor my father's blood") are a reptilian-like alien race of fierce, proud, strong, agile, intelligent warriors and skilled combat tacticians. Sangheili are named after their home planet, Sanghelios. Known to Humans as Covenant Elites. One of the main enemies in the Halo Universe (video games of which include Halo (Combat Evolved), Halo 2, Halo 3, Halo 3:ODST and Halo Reach.
"They got the Sangheili! Run!"- Covenant Grunt. (Halo 1)
"'Elite' my ass! Is that the best you can do?" - Marine (Halo 2)
"The rest of the Sangheili will live as our slaves!" - Covenant Brute (Halo 3)
by SumRandmGie June 06, 2010
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One of the more common species seen in the Halo franchise. Originated on their home-planet of Sangheilios, the Sangheili (Elite) are one of the best enemies and allies you will ever find in the Halo games with an interesting and diverse history and culture of their own. Guardians of the 3 prophet heirarchs, and a very honorable species, the Sangheili Elites are some of the most badass motherfuckers you will ever see.
*person looking up energy swords* "So thats why Sangheili are the only ones to use them."
by a regular noob July 17, 2018
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