The Nali are a humanoid race of primitive aliens who are native to the planet Na Pali. The nali are a peaceful race who are now part of the Skaarj's interplanetary empire. They are deeply religious, and can often be found in deep prayer. Their prayers will sometimes be answered by the ability to teleport or by opening a wall, although it is unknown if this is their god or some kind of machinery that can only be activated by their species. They are also very timid, perceiving the tiniest act of violence in their general area, even in their defence, as a threat.
Nali are very similar to humans. The few differences they have are an extra pair of arms, a bald, elongated head and a flattened nose.
The nali religion is similar to both Buddhism and Hinduism. It frowns on violence and has its own god. Few actual beliefs are known outside Na Pali. What is known is that the nali believe the skaarj to be demons sent down by angry gods because of something they done. They believed that one day, a chosen one would free them from their "demonic" masters and bring their world peace. Two of their few known gods are Chizra, the water god and Vandora, the goddess of lightning.
- Nali appear in Unreal Tournament's multiplayer and practice modes as playable characters. While this is in contrast to their supposedly peaceful lifestyle, the fact that they don't appear as part of a team means that this is most likely not part of the canon.