On the Razor's Edge
Despite a range of settlers and native inhabitants, the Razor Coast remains dominated by humans. Native tribes of the Tulita, the ethnic humans who dwell upon these lands, make up the majority of the populace, while the remainder consists of colonists from distant and foreign parts. Less commonly encountered are the remaining core race humanoids such as dwarves, elves, gnomes, halflngs, half-elves and half-orcs. Like colonists, these races are outsiders and not native to the region. Lastly, there are those races native to the Razor Coast that include the gnome-like menehune and the accursed dajobasu.
Languages of the Razor Coast
Aquan: Used most often as a pidgin or trade language among sailors of all stripes.
Common: The language the colonists brought with them to the Razor Coast.
Elven: Brought by the elves when they established Sammerlock Sails, some Tulita learned the language and passed it down to their children, long after Pele purged the elves from the Razor.
Giant: The common language spoken by Pele’s children, the fire giants, as well as other giants, cyclopes, hags, merrow, and ogres.
Karikanti: Perhaps the root language for Tulita, or an ancient offshoot, the gatormen of Blacksink marsh speak this corrupt tongue of an extinguished Tulita tribe.
Omargwaton: An ancient civilization, now lost to time, carved this language upon their structures. Perhaps understood by their degenerate descendants, this tongue now sees some use among the sagest of scholars.
Menehune: Related to Gnome and Sylvan, the menehune use this language throughout the islands, and favorably upon those who master it.
Sahuagin: An essential tongue for any who trade with the sea devils.
Tulita: A patois of related tongues dubbed “Tulita” by newcomers, the range of languages spoken by the indigenous natives of the Razor Coast share a common root. However, the farther apart two Tulita communities exist, the greater the chance their languages prove mutually unintelligible despite a common origin. Based on rough similarity, these languages fall into three categories: Tulita (mainland), Tulita (coastal), and Tulita (island). In addition, a fourth dialect rarely seen among the Razor is the Aizanes-Tulita of the Aizanes Islands at the farthest east reaches of the Razor Sea.
Ronjoronjo (Sacred Tulita): Reserved for shamans and chiefs, most Tulita never learn the sacred written word of the people. Although seldom taught to outsiders, some newcomers who claim they were gifted with Ronjoronjo describe a language whose glyphs include pictographs.