The Kara-Turan languages were a family of languages spoken by the majority of humans on the continent of Kara-Tur.[1][2][note 1]


The following language groups belonged to the Kara-Turan language family:

In addition, the following languages were also among this family:

The Chuchian language from the Imaskari languages family was also found among the languages of Kara-Tur.



  1. Languages families for the languages of Kara-Tur have not yet been defined for the languages of Kara-Tur, as they were for the languages of Faerûn in the "Speaking in Tongues" article in Dragon Annual #4. However, that article states that they do belong to a different languages family. This article collects all known languages of Kara-Tur for the purposes of organization and completeness, but they are not necessarily related.


  1. Curtis Smith and Rick Swan (1990). Ronin Challenge. (TSR, Inc), pp. 86, 87. ISBN 0-88038-749-1.
  2. Thomas M. Costa (1999). “Speaking in Tongues”. In Dave Gross ed. Dragon Annual #4 (TSR, Inc), p. 27.


Language Families of the Forgotten Realms
Linguistic Groupings of Languages Spoken in Faerûn and other lands of Toril

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