The races known as the Tiste were immigrants to the world of the Malazan Empire that arrived long before the events of the series. The Tiste included three major groups:
For a list of known Tiste words and phrases as well as translations please visit the Tiste Language page.
Before the Tiste Andii, Tiste Liosan, and Tiste Edur there were only the Tiste, the pale golden- or bronze-skinned people of Kurald Galain. The history of all three Tiste people was the subject of the Kharkanas Trilogy.