Laothan was a language spoken by the Laothan tribe and the Seng people of Laothan in Malatra.[1][2]

When the Laothan tribes came into contact with neighboring civilizations, they borrowed words and phrases for concepts and things they as yet had no words for. Most of these came from the T'u Lung language, but as the Laothan pronunciation deviated significantly from the form, it was almost impossible for T'u Lung speakers to recognize them.[1]



  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Curtis Smith and Rick Swan (1990). Ronin Challenge. (TSR, Inc), p. 87. ISBN 0-88038-749-1.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Mike Pondsmith, Jay Batista, Rick Swan, John Nephew, Deborah Christian (1988). Kara-Tur: The Eastern Realms (Volume II). (TSR, Inc), p. 99. ISBN 0-88038-608-8.
  3. James Wyatt (January 2004). “Kara-Tur: Ancestor Feats and Martial Arts Styles”. In Chris Thomasson ed. Dragon #315 (Paizo Publishing, LLC), p. 61.