The Mulani languages group was one of the two major branches of the Rauric languages family and included languages spoken in East Faerûn by the Mulan people.[1][note 1]


The Mulani languages were further subdivided into the Mulhorandi and Muhjuri branches.[1]


The Mulani languages derived in part from a slave argot of one or more of the Imaskari languages.[2] Over the millennia, the Mulani tongues remained more similar to their Rauric roots than did the Untheric languages.[3]



The grouping of the Mulani languages was inspired by the real-life Hamitic languages, such as Ancient Egyptian, Coptic, and Berber.[1]


  1. In 3rd edition, all of the Mulani languages are grouped together under Mulhorandi. This article attributes information provided about that language in later sources to the Mulani group as a whole, as the history of the people groups speaking these languages are also clearly outlined.


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Thomas M. Costa (1999). “Speaking in Tongues”. In Dave Gross ed. Dragon Annual #4 (TSR, Inc), p. 29.
  2. Reynolds, Forbeck, Jacobs, Boyd (March 2003). Races of Faerûn. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 97. ISBN 0-7869-2875-1.
  3. Scott Bennie (1990). Old Empires. (TSR, Inc), p. 13. ISBN 0-8803-8821-8.