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Within J.R.R. Tolkien's conception of the languages of Middle-earth as expounded in the Lhammas, AulŽan is the language phylum of Khuzdul, the language of the Dwarves. It is there contrasted with OromŽan, the language phylum of the Elvish languages such as Quenya and Sindarin.

AulŽan is so named because its ancestral language supposedly derives from the speech of AulŽ the Smith, the Vala who created the Dwarves.