Gajuma (ガジュマ?) are a race in Tales of Rebirth. Bearing the likeness of animals, Gajuma are one of the two major races in the game, the other being Huma. Halfs, a minority race, are the result of crossbreeding between Huma and Gajuma.
Sometimes referred to as a tribe of people, Gajuma are said to govern power, while Huma are said to govern knowledge. Together with the Huma people, Gajuma formed the kingdom of Calegia, although the country has always been ruled by Gajuma leaders, with its first being King Goldba, who, along with many others, officially established the kingdom. Originally, Gajuma were the sole possessors of Force, though an event known as the Dusk of Ladras changed this, bestowing the ability to Huma as well.
Regardless, Gajuma remain attributed to physical prowess, as their bodies are more suitable for such activity. Gajuma bear the likeness of a particular animal, standing upright as a human would but typically possessing fur, horns, animalistic ears, paws, a tail, or some other facial or body feature that relates to an animal. As a result of this body structure, a Gajuma's senses may be heightened more so than that of a Huma's. The wasteland town of Pipista is populated entirely by Gajuma people due to Huma's inability to withstand the harsh conditions of the area. The town likewise has a particular dissent toward Huma. The relationship between Huma and Gajuma is peaceful at times yet wanes at others. In the past, Huma and Gajuma lived entirely isolated from one another. The Divine King Geyorkias sought to eliminate all Huma so that the dissent between the two races would cease, as Huma had undergone a marked cultural development and waged war against Gajuma in attempt to subject them to Huma's rule.
However, the Six Saints came into conflict with the Divine King due to their opposing ideals, believing that the relationship between Huma and Gajuma was merely the "workings of nature", and overcame him, sealing him away. After the battle, the earth became impoverished, weakening the Six Saints and leaving Huma and Gajuma with no direction. This resulted in the Huma race continuing to exist despite the hatred that incessantly built between the two races, the "impression", as it is called, which has always existed. Over time, Huma and Gajuma learned to co-exist, though the impression builds and changes this, and disputes between the two races begin to occur across the map. In places such as Belsas, the intensity of hatred between the two races leads to Huma governing the city and forcing the Gajuma residents to live on the opposite side of town, where living conditions are far poorer.