Humanlike

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An adjective and substantive referring to humanoid creatures, humanlike includes elves, dwarves, halflings, titans, geddamin, giants, orcs, goblins, ogres, centaurs, satyrs, and many other races. The term is a euphemism for 'non-human.' Although some humanlikes object to humans as the touchstone for sentience, the local term for humanlike has become semantically diluted to the point that it has lost the primary sense of its humanocentricity with the general human form providing the core sense of its meaning. It can still be a problematic term. In the dwarven language, for example, the closest commonly used word is 'dwarflike' and the dwarves consider giants and humans to be 'dwarflikes.'

Humanlikes that associate most commonly with humans are giants, dwarves, and halflings.

List of Humanlikes

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