This is a question specifically about Pathfinder Society (Second Edition) Characters.

If you create a Pathfinder Society Character, you get Common (Taldan) as starting language as well as access to the regional language of the region / country / area your character hails from. Regional Languages are listed here: Regional Languages

What regional language do you gain access to if your character grew up in Absalom? The wording

Nearly every language listed here is spoken on the melting-pot streets of Absalom.

suggests that you can actually chose every regional language as "your" regional language, but I can't find any other information about this except this short sentence.


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Absalom doesn't have an specific regional language, but every regional language is prevalent in the region, as indicated in the regional languages section, and in the World Guide handbook on page 12.

This means you get access to all of them if you hail from there. Still, you don't automatically gain the regional language(s) of a region just because you grew up in it, you need to spend one of your additional languages from a high intelligence score to learn it (or learn it via other sources like the Multilingual feat).

Furthermore, this question is specifically addressed in the official Pathfinder Society FAQ:

What languages do characters from Absalom have access to?

Characters from Absalom have access to Erutaki, Hallit, Kelish, Mwangi, Osiriani, Shoanti, Skald, Tien, Varki, Varisian, and Vudrani.

  • \$\begingroup\$ Thank you for clarifying that you only gain access to, but not automatically gain your regional language(s). I edited my original question so there is no confusion for future readers. \$\endgroup\$ Jun 13, 2021 at 9:31

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