The Bertanese language was that spoken by the Bertanese people of the Kingdom of Bertan, of the Island Kingdoms of Kara-Tur.[1]



The proper name of this language is unknown and no details are known about it. It may be the same language as Bavanese and/or Bawani.

"Kara-Tur: Ancestor Feats and Martial Arts Styles" in Dragon #315 notes it would use names from the Philipines or Indonesia. Ronin Challenge bases Lidahan on Indonesian, suggesting a possible, hypothetical connection between them.


  1. 1.0 1.1 James Wyatt (January 2004). “Kara-Tur: Ancestor Feats and Martial Arts Styles”. Dragon #315 (Paizo Publishing, LLC), pp. 61, 63.