Mandalore was the Basic transliteration of the title used by the the supreme leader of the Mandalorian people and culture. In its truest, native rendering as Mand’alor, the title meant “sole ruler” in the Mandalorian language of Mando’a. Originating with Mandalore the First, the mythic leader of the Taung warriors who went on to become the first Mandalorians, Mand’alor became the title passed down for use by the subsequent leaders of the people for generations after. Functioning as a combination of both king and warrior general, the Mand’alor was the closest to a head of state the wide-spread Mandalorian clans possessed, and in addition to holding the secondary title of Al’Ori’Ramikade—”Commander of Supercommandos“—Mand’alor was the de facto ruler of the Mandalorians’ conquered home planet, the eponymous Outer Rim world of Mandalore. Outsiders to the Mandalorian culture often respectfully addressed the Mandalorian leader as Lord Mandalore. The importance of the Mand’alor was reflected in the six tenets that outlined Mandalorian culture, the Resol’nare, one of which dictated that a Mandalorian rally to the Mand’alor when called upon. – Wookieepedia: The Star Wars Wiki

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