Skills and Feats

Languages

There are hundreds of languages to choose from when you buy ranks in Languages skill. A few are listed here, sorted into their general and related language groups.

Literacy in Suwarnabumi

People in the Suwarnabumi are assumed to be illiterate, but they can be literate for free if they want to. Usually, its illegal among non-scholars and non-monks (or nuns) to know how to read and write, but if it fits the character concept, literacy costs nothing rule-wise.

List of Languages in Suwarnabumi

Here are the main languages in Suwarnabumi.

Kedayuh

Kedayuh is the most widespread language in the Panu-Laiak branch of the family. Kedayuh came into use as the trade language in many coastal regions around the archipelago. During this time, the Kedayuh language was heavily influenced by Pahanari literature and religion, following the Kedayuhs conversion to Thalathanism. Frequently spoken in areas with large concentrations of Kedayuh and other Laiak groups.

Lunang

Lunang is a nonhuman language related to Kedayuh and belongs to the Panau Laiak family. It is one of the five official languages in the Kaliyatra empire. Lunang is spoken by the shoal-people and is the largest nonhuman langauge in Suwarnabumi. Many nonhumans choose to learn Lunang as a secondary language.

Kaliyatran

Kaliyatran is the language of the Kaliyatran people. It is one of the five official languages in the Kaliyatra empire, and the national language in Taksaka. The language is more than a millennia old, derived from the Harathi language spoken by Sundamanese immigrants. Nagarian has also greatly influenced it. Kaliyatran is most frequent in maritime Suwarnabumi.

Hao

The Hao language is spoken by the Hao people, who immigrated from the Forbidden Kingdoms to the Suwarnabumi archipelago. It is one of the five official languages in the Kaliyatra empire. Hao is most frequently encountered in northern Suwarnabumi, especially among Hao miners and fishermen.

Nagarian

Nagarian, or Naga, is a classic language spoken by the ancient humans and the nagari. It is one of the five official languages in the Kaliyatra empire. Nagarian is also the second largest nonhuman language and the fifth largest in general. Nagarian was the percursor to the modern Kaliyatran language which has largely been influenced by this language.

Mahomanay

Mahomanay is the third largest nonhuman language. It does not seem to be related to any language in the Suwarnabumi, suggesting that the mahomanay migrated to Suwarnabumi from the mainland.

Sundamanese

Sundamanese is the language of the Padmattiya kingdom. Along with Pahanari, Sundamanese is one of the most widespread trade languages spoken in Suwarnabumi, especially in northern Suwarnabumi.

Langanese

The Langanese language is the fourth largest spoken human language in the archipelago. It is spoken by the Langanese people, concentrated mainly on the island of Langa, central Kaliyatra.

Laiak languages

Laiak is a group of languages spoken in the Illan Archipelago and eastern Panau. There are many Laiak dialects spoken in the Illan Archipelago, and include: Doyang, Ebon, Illanese, and Oroh dialects. Frequently spoken along the eastern coast of Panau.

Pahanari

Pahanari is the language of the Pahanari people. It is most frequently encountered in western Suwarnabumi, especially in port cities and larger towns along the northern coast.

Other languages

  • Achariyan
  • Aghoyan
  • Chim
  • Dalakanese
  • Ganihasan
  • Hao
  • Harathi
  • Kataw
  • Mau
  • Mawas
  • Ninang
  • Phuong
  • Pishachan
  • Raksasa
  • Sundari
  • Tiyanak
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