The Mathenites were a space-faring neutral civilization governed by the Mathenite government.

In 2371, the Mathenites offered sanctuary to Cardassian dissident Tekeny Ghemor, who then went on to live among them for two years. (DS9: "Second Skin")

This species was only mentioned in dialogue.
The name of this species was from, who speculated that their homeworld was named Mathen.
According to Star Trek: Star Charts (p. 47) and Stellar Cartography: The Starfleet Reference Library ("Federation Historical Highlights, 2161-2385"), there was a star system named Mathen, which might possibly be the system of origin for this species, in the Alpha Quadrant. The system's primary was a F-class star. In the late 24th century, it was an independent system.

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