Tuigan was the language of the Tuigan tribe of the Hordelands.[1]


Tuigan had harsh consonant sounds, and the sound of L was heavily aspirated. Its grammar had a subject–object–verb order.[2]


This tongue was spoken primarily by the nomadic Tuigan tribe.[3]


While most of the Tuigan did not remember it, Tuigan originally used the Imaskari alphabet.[4] By 1372 DR, some of the tribesmembers had taken to using the Thorass alphabet instead,[1][5] which had been introduced by traders passing through the Hordelands on the Golden Way toward Kara-Tur.[6]


Scholars classified Tuigan as one of the Southern Imaskari languages,[4] which evolved from the Roushoum language.[1] It was strongly influenced by the Muhjuri language.[3]



  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Ed Greenwood, Sean K. Reynolds, Skip Williams, Rob Heinsoo (June 2001). Forgotten Realms Campaign Setting 3rd edition. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 85. ISBN 0-7869-1836-5.
  2. David Cook (1990). The Horde (Volume I). (TSR, Inc), p. 18. ISBN 978-0880388689.
  3. 3.0 3.1 David Cook (1990). The Horde (Volume I). (TSR, Inc), p. 17. ISBN 978-0880388689.
  4. 4.0 4.1 Thomas M. Costa (1999). “Speaking in Tongues”. In Dave Gross ed. Dragon Annual #4 (TSR, Inc), p. 29.
  5. Rob Heinsoo, Logan Bonner, Robert J. Schwalb (September 2008). Forgotten Realms Player's Guide. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 156. ISBN 978-0-7869-4929-8.
  6. Reynolds, Forbeck, Jacobs, Boyd (March 2003). Races of Faerûn. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 109. ISBN 0-7869-2875-1.