Ra-Khati, or Ra-Khatian, was the language spoken by the people of Ra-Khati in Kara-Tur.[2][1][3][4]

It was of the Shou Chiang languages group, being related to the Kao te Shou and Khazari languages. The languages were mutually intelligible, similar enough for a speaker of one to understand the other, yet different enough to count as separate languages.[2]

Ra-Khati was slightly influenced by the Solonese dialect of Devic, spoken in Solon.[1]

In Ra-Khatian, the title Dalai Lama meant "ocean spirit father"[5] while the name Sandiraksiva translated to "He who refuses to carry the Dalai Lama".[6] "Nyum" was a Ra-Khatian concept combining spirit, courage, and audaciousness, most similar to chutzpah.[7]



  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 David Cook (1990). The Horde (Cards). (TSR, Inc), p. 9a. ISBN 978-0880388689.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 David Cook (1990). The Horde (Volume I). (TSR, Inc), p. 17. ISBN 978-0880388689.
  3. Thomas M. Costa (1999). “Speaking in Tongues”. In Dave Gross ed. Dragon Annual #4 (TSR, Inc), p. 26.
  4. Troy Denning (1990). Storm Riders. (TSR, Inc), p. 14. ISBN 0-88038-834-X.
  5. Troy Denning (1990). Storm Riders. (TSR, Inc), p. cards. ISBN 0-88038-834-X.
  6. Troy Denning (1990). Storm Riders. (TSR, Inc), p. 15. ISBN 0-88038-834-X.
  7. Troy Denning (1990). Storm Riders. (TSR, Inc), p. 27. ISBN 0-88038-834-X.


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