|Emblem of Ferengi Alliance|
|Head of State:||Grand Nagus Rom|
|Founded:||10,000 years ago|
|Legislature:||Congress of Economic Advisors|
|Quark, a male Ferengi, in 2375.|
The Ferengi were a humanoid species native to the planet Ferenginar in the Alpha Quadrant. They developed a culture that saw that acquisition of profit as the most important aspect of ones life. By the 24th century they were a space-faring civilization governed by the Ferengi Alliance.
Ferengi culture was highly patriarchal and females were considered property. Their lives were highly restrictive as they were not allowed into business or politics or to even leave their homes without a male escort. During the 2370s steps were taken to reform Ferengi culture and increasing women's standing in Ferengi society. (DS9: "Rules of Acquisition", "Family Business", "Profit and Lace", "Dogs of War")
In 2381, the crew of the USS Pioneer encountered the Ferengi Mordoc in the Oralian sector onboard an Alkanden Outpost; He was in the middle of trying to sell obsolete weapons to the So'ja Resistance. (Star Trek: Pioneer: "In the Shadows")