International auxiliary language

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An international auxiliary language (usually abbreviated as IAL or auxlang) is a language created with the intention of being used for communication between people who do not share a common native language. There are many auxlangs, and they run the gamut between being successful (having a community of speakers) Esperanto and being nearly forgotten (having no speakers, such as Afrihili).

Most auxlangs are a posteriori conlangs, however a very few have been a priori.


A notable subgroup of auxlangs are fauxlangs. Fauxlangs are languages created to be auxlangs for an alternative universe or galaxy or planet, but which do not function as auxlangs in our current universe/galaxy/planet.

Auxlangs on Frath

For a list of auxlangs which have articles on Frathwiki, please click 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

This article is part of a series on International Auxiliary Languages.

Romance-based Auxlangs: Aercant * Atlango * Interlingua * Latin Nov * Novial * Occidental (Interlingue) * Panroman * Romanal
Germanic-based Auxlangs: Folksprak * Nordien
Slavic Auxlangs: Novoslovnica
Turkic Auxlangs: Jalpi Turkic
African Auxlangs: Afrihili
Mixed-Origin Auxlangs: Esperanto * Adjuvilo * Ido * Ayola * Medial Europan * Bolak * Kotava * North American * Pantos-dimou-glossa * Pasetok * Sasxsek * Universalglot * Volapük
A priori auxlangs: -