Humanoids composed the main peoples of the world, both savage and civilized. Capable of language, culture, and, in many cases, of learning magic, humanoids included an enormous variety of species.
Humanoids were typically biped. Most did not have innate spellcasting abilities (notable exceptions included the drow).
The most numerous humanoid societies were composed of dwarves, elves, halflings, and humans.
A few other humanoid races were far more primitive and generally evil, such as gnolls, goblinoids, kobolds, lizardfolk, and orcs.