Welcome to VeKind!
Being VeKind is the way Terrans (mankind or human beings of the Earth) can save the Earth for all Sentient Beings.
Why we say Terran
People have asked why we say Terran instead of Earthling?
Historically the term “earthling” referred to a mortal inhabitant of the Earth. This definition would obviously include all Sentient Beings on Earth. This definition is the view promoted in the 2005 documentary, “Earthlings.“
Earthling, the derivation from the noun earth by means of the suffix -ling is already seen in Old English eyrþling, in the meaning “ploughman”. The sense of “inhabitant of the earth” is first attested in 1593. Its use in science fiction dates to 1949, in Red Planet by Robert A. Heinlein.
Terran is a demonym derived from “terra”, the Latin term for Earth, and the suffix -an, as in human. Particularly, the word Terran is used to describe the people (human beings) of Terra (the Earth).
On this website we will use:
Earthling to mean a Sentient Being from, or living on, the Earth (where all known Sentient Beings live).
Terran to mean a Human Being (a species of Sentient Beings) from, or living on, the Earth.