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An artlang is a conlang created for artistic purposes, as opposed to an auxlang, which is for international communication, or an engelang, which is created to test a theory or hypothesis. Many, if not most artlangs are naturalistic fictional languages which are meant to be spoken in a conworld.

Among the most famous artlangs are Tolkien's Elvish languages Quenya and Sindarin.

There are many artlangs which are detailed on Frathwiki, and a partial list is available here .

This article is part of a series on Types of Conlangs.

"Reason" classification system: Artlangs * Funlangs * Engineered language * Philosophical language * Arithmographic language * Logical language * Fictional languages * Exolangs * Diachronic conlangs * Lostlangs * Altlangs * Auxlangs
"Origin" classification system: A priori conlangs * A posteriori conlangs
"Other" classification system: Sketchlangs * Kitchen Sink Conlangs * Colllangs