Xenos and Abhuman Races
- "Fear The Alien. Hate The Alien. Kill The Alien."
- — The Imperial Infantryman's Uplifting Primer (Damocles Gulf Edition)
Xenos (pronounced ZEE-nos) is a High Gothic term used by the people and Adepta of the Imperium of Man that means "stranger" and "alien." It is often used by the Adeptus Terra to signify enemy alien or off-world, non-human forces. The main xenos races in the Milky Way Galaxy are the Dark Eldar, Eldar, Necrons, Orks, Tau and Tyranids, though there are countless other intelligent alien species, most of them hostile, that Mankind has encountered over the long millennia of its expansion across the stars.