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The Tala system is a formerly Covenant-held planetary system containing at least five planets. The fifth planet in this system is Balaho, the Unggoy homeworld. The system's blue supergiant star is named Tala, hence the system's name.
In Tagalog, "tala" means "star"; this is similar to a number of Unggoy-related names (e.g. "Unggoy" and "Buwan"), which are derived from Tagalog.