Han was a language spoken by the ancient Han people of Kara-Tur.[1][2]


Legend told that after the creation of the land of Kara-Tur, the gods themselves handed down the Han language to the Han people.[2]

By the 14th century DR, Han was studied and employed only by philosophers and sages of Kara-Tur.[2]

Related languagesEdit

It was the root tongue for the Koryo, Kozakuran, and Wa-an languages, and possibly others.[1][2]



  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Mike Pondsmith, Jay Batista, Rick Swan, John Nephew, Deborah Christian (1988). Kara-Tur: The Eastern Realms (Volume II). (TSR, Inc), p. 120. ISBN 0-88038-608-8.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 Curtis Smith and Rick Swan (1990). Ronin Challenge. (TSR, Inc), pp. 86, 87. ISBN 0-88038-749-1.