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The D&D 5th Edition Player's Handbook lists some languages on page 123, giving players with characters who can choose a language a number of choices.

There are other sources of player-choosable languages across a variety of published materials.

What are the official WotC-published languages available to players and which resources are they published in?

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Sources where they first became available to players:
PHB = Player's Handbook
MM = Monsters Manual
MToF = Mordenkainen's Tome of Foes
SCAG = Swords Coast Adventurer's Guide
VGtM = Volo's Guide to Monsters
GGtR = Guildmasters' Guide to Ravnica
WGtE = Wayfinder's Guide to Eberron
DMG = Dungeon Master's Guide

Standard Languages:

  • Common (PHB)
  • Dwarvish (PHB)
  • Elvish (PHB)
  • Giant (PHB)
  • Gnomish (PHB)
  • Goblin (PHB)
  • Halfling (PHB)
  • Orc (PHB)

Standard Languages (Ravnica):

  • Abyssal (PHB)
  • Celestial (PHB)
  • Common (PHB)
  • Draconic (PHB)
  • Elvish (PHB)
  • Giant (PHB)
  • Goblin (VGtM)
  • Kraul (GGtR)
  • Loxodon (GGtR)
  • Merfolk (GGtR)
  • Minotaur (GGtR)
  • Sphinx (MM)
  • Sylvan (PHB)
  • Vedalken (GGtR)

Exotic Languages:

  • Abyssal (PHB)
  • Celestial (PHB)
  • Draconic (PHB)
  • Deep Speech (PHB)
  • Infernal (PHB)
  • Primodial (PHB)
    • Aquan
    • Auran
    • Ignan
    • Terran
  • Sylvan (PHB)
  • Undercommon (PHB)

Race/Class-Specific Languages:

  • Aarakocra (VGtM)
  • Druidic (PHB)
  • Gith (MToF)
  • Thieves' Cant (PHB)

Forgotten Realms Human Languages (requires GM permission):

(All in SCAG)

  • Dambrathan
  • Bedine
  • Alzhedo
  • Chondathan
  • Damaran
  • Waelan
  • Guran
  • Halruaan
  • Illuskan
  • Roushoum
  • Chessentan
  • Mulhorandi
  • Untheric
  • Thayan
  • Rashemi
  • Shaaran
  • Shou
  • Tuigan
  • Turmic
  • Uluik

Eberron's Common Languages

  • Common (PHB)
  • Dwarvish (PHB)
  • Elvish (PHB)
  • Giant (PHB)
  • Goblin (VGtM)
  • Orc (dead language, VGTM)
  • Infernal (PHB)
  • Riedran (WGtE)
  • Quori (WGtE)

Monstrous Languages (available via Favored Enemy or Training):

  • Blink Dog (MM)
  • Bullywug (MM)
  • Giant Eagle (MM)
  • Giant Elk (MM)
  • Giant Owl (MM)
  • Gnoll (MM)
  • Grell (MM)
  • Grung (VGtM)
  • Hook Horror (MM)
  • Kruthik (MToF)
  • Modron (MM)
  • Otyugh (MM)
  • Sahuagin (MM)
  • Slaad (MM)
  • Sphinx (MM)
  • Thri-kreen (MM)
  • Tlincalli (VGtM)
  • Troglodyte (MM)
  • Umber Hulk (MM)
  • Vegepygmy (VGtM)
  • Winter Wolf (MM)
  • Worg (MM)
  • Yeti (MM)

Book of Vile Darkness

  • Dark Speech (DMG)
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    \$\begingroup\$ You might want to add an Eberron section, based on what's said in the (current) Wayfinder's Guide to Eberron, here on D&D Beyond or on p. 40 of the official PDF. Also, the Ravnica section doesn't seem to include Goblin (despite it being a common and playable race in the setting) or Sylvan; both appear in this table of Standard Languages on GGtR p. 9. \$\endgroup\$ – V2Blast Feb 28 at 1:39
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    \$\begingroup\$ @V2Blast added. thanks \$\endgroup\$ – David Coffron Feb 28 at 3:35
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    \$\begingroup\$ (The Goblin race is reprinted in GGtR, just so you know.) \$\endgroup\$ – V2Blast Feb 28 at 3:39
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    \$\begingroup\$ @V2Blast I've been listing the sources as the first location they are found in by release date. \$\endgroup\$ – David Coffron Feb 28 at 3:40
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    \$\begingroup\$ Ah, interesting... Any particular reason for that? \$\endgroup\$ – V2Blast Feb 28 at 3:40

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