Nerubian (only named as such in the non-canon RPG) is the main language of the nerubians.[1] Chieftain Wintergale describes it as an ancient and harsh language.[2] Nerubian script is described as "skittering".[3]

Upon encountering the crypt lord Anub'arak for the first time, Kel'Thuzad noted that although the nerubian spoke perfectly understandable Common, strange buzzing and clicking underlaid his words.[4]

Nerubian Primer

Official translations

Only one nerubian phrase has been known to be translated:

  • "Shabtir bakh sokhen" = "The servant bows to the master's authority" - code words to enter Naxxanar[2]

Untranslated words or phrases

Language speculation

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  • Ahn = Old
  • Anak = Depths
  • Azjol/Kahet/Kilah = Kingdom/City
  • En = temple
  • Naz = Forgotten
  • Nerub = Spider
  • Shabtir = Servant
  • Sokhen = Master

In the RPG

Icon-RPG.png This section contains information from the Warcraft RPG which is considered non-canon.

Nerubian[1] is the main language of the nerubians. It is described as a clicking, rasping language.[5]