SRD5:Language/List

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Languages found in 5th edition published sources:

Language Typical Speakers Script Sources Notes
Abyssal Demons Infernal SRD5 Exotic
Aquan Water Elementals Dwarvish SRD5 Exotic, In Primordial family
Aarakocra Aarakocra EE1 Isolated
Alzhedo Humans Thorass SCAG p.112 Regional, Calishite (Forgotten Realms)
Auran Air Elementals Dwarvish SRD5 Exotic, In Primordial family
Bullywug Bullywugs MM5e Isolated
Celestial Celestials Celestial SRD5 Exotic
Chessertan Humans Thorass SCAG p.112 Regional, Mulan (Forgotten Realms)
Chondathan Humans Thorass SCAG p.112 Regional, Chondathan, Tethyrian (Forgotten Realms)
Common Humans Common SRD5 Standard
Damaran Humans Dethek SCAG p.112 Regional, Damaran, Nar} (Forgotten Realms)
Dambrathan Humans Espruar SCAG p.112 Regional, Arkaiun (Forgotten Realms)
Deep Speech Aboleths, Mind Flayers [1] SRD5 Exotic
Druidic Druids SRD5 Professional
Draconic Dragons, dragonborn Draconic SRD5 Exotic
Dwarvish Dwarves Dwarvish SRD5 Standard
Elvish Elves Elvish SRD5 Standard
Giant Ogres, Giants Dwarvish SRD5 Standard
Giant Eagle Giant Eagles SRD5 Isolated
Giant Elk Giant Elks SRD5 Isolated
Gnoll Gnolls Abyssal?[2] SRD5 Isolated
Gnomish Gnomes Dwarvish SRD5 Standard
Goblin Goblinoids Dwarvish SRD5 Standard
Guran Humans Thorass SCAG p.112 Regional, Gur (a patois of Roushoum and Rashemi) (Forgotten Realms)
Halfling Halflings Common SRD5 Isolated, Standard (for halflings)
Halruaan Humans Draconic SCAG p.112 Regional, Halruaan (Forgotten Realms)
Ice Toad Giant Ice Toads TftYP p.235 Isolated
Ignan Fire Elementals Dwarvish SRD5 Exotic, In Primordial family
Infernal Devils Infernal SRD5 Exotic
Illuskan Humans Thorass SCAG p.112 Regional, Illuskan (Forgotten Realms)
Ixitxachitl Ixitxachitl OotA p.225 Isolated
Kraul Kraul GGtR p.213 Isolated, Ravnica
Leonin Leonin MOoT p.21 Isolated
Loxodon Loxodon GGtR Isolated
Midani Humans Thorass SCAG p.112 Regional, Bedine) (Forgotten Realms)
Minotaur Minotaur GGtR Isolated
Modron Modrons MToF p.239 Isolated
Mulhorandi Humans Thorass SCAG p.112 Regional, Mulan (Forgotten Realms)
Olman Humans TftYP Regional. Olman Empire (Greyhawk)
Orc Orcs Dwarvish SRD5 Standard
Otyugh Otyughs SRD5 Isolated
Quori Kalashtar, Quori ERftLW p.30 Isolated
Primordial Elementals Dwarvish SRD5 Exotic, Family
Rashemi Humans Thorass SCAG p.112 Regional, Rashemi (Forgotten Realms)
Roushoum Humans Thorass SCAG p.112 Regional, Imaskari (Forgotten Realms)
Sahuagin Sahuagins SRD5 Isolated
Shaaran Humans Dethek SCAG p.112 Regional, Shaaran (Forgotten Realms)
Shou Humans Thorass SCAG p.112 Regional, Shou (Forgotten Realms)
Slaad Slaadi MM5e Isolated
Sphinx Sphinxes SRD5 Exotic
Sylvan Fey creatures Elvish SRD5 Exotic, Family
Tasloi Taslois MaBJoV Isolated
Terran Earth Elementals Dwarvish SRD5 Exotic, In Primordial family
Thayan Humans Thorass TftYP Regional. Thay nation, Mulan (Greyhawk)
Thieves' Cant Rogues SRD5 Professional
Thri-kreen Thri-kreen MM5 p.288 Exotic, conveys emotion (not words)
Tlincalli Tlincallis VGtM p.221 Isolated
Tuigan Humans Thorass SCAG p.112 Regional, Tuigan (Forgotten Realms)
Turmic Humans Thorass SCAG p.112 Regional, Turami (Forgotten Realms)
Uluik Humans Thorass SCAG p.112 Regional, Ulutiun (Forgotten Realms)
Umber Hulk Umber Hulks MM5e Isolated
Undercommon Underdark traders Elvish SRD5 Exotic
Untheric Humans Thorass SCAG p.112 Regional, Mulan (Forgotten Realms)
Waelan Humans Thorass SCAG p.112 Regional, Ffolk (Forgotten Realms)
Worg Worgs SRD5 Isolated
Yeti Yeti MM5e Isolated
Yikaria Yakfolk SKT Isolated
Ziklight Clockwork Horrors MC5v1 p.4 Isolated, conveyed with flashes of light

Notes[edit]

  • Exotic: languages are not spoken as much as a standard language, but spoken by more than one species.
  • Family: Some listings are a Family of languages.
  • Isolated: languages are generally spoken only by a single species.
  • Professional: Language spoken by those who practice a specific profession.
  • Setting: These languages are for a specific setting.
    • Regional: These languages are spoken in a specific region within a setting.
  • Standard: These languages are found through out the civilized lands. They are the most common for a player character to speak.
  1. Mind Flayers use Qualith to write their ideas. - p. 221. It is unknown if it directly translates to Deep Speech or conveys concepts without resorting to language.
  2. Note: Unofficial. User:Rlyehable

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