Ta'agra is the language spoken by the Khajiit of Elsweyr. Although many natives of Elsweyr can speak Tamrielic, it is not uncommon for Khajiit to interject Ta'agra words or phrases into their sentences. Khajiit notably tend to have a speech pattern that consists of talking in the third person when speaking in Tamrielic.
The word "khajiit" is derived from the Ta'agra words "khaj" and "-iit", khaj meaning "sand" or "desert" and the suffix -iit indicating an occupation or place of residence. As such, khajiit might be translated as "desert-dweller" or "one who works in a desert"—but since all one commonly does in a desert is walk, khajiit is normally translated as "desert-walker", a term often used when referring to Khajiit.[UOL 1]
An example of Ta'agra written as a sentence, excerpted from a burnt scripture found in Moongrave Fane, goes as follows, "Zennrili an Zennji tas jaadi atha'a. Shabar aydithozay zaigu di sallidadna jaadi ranjith".
Known translated words and phrases from Ta'agra:
- Adi 
- Ahn 
- Ta'agra name for Anu
- Ahzirr 
- Ahzirr Durrarriss
- "We Give Freely To The People"
- Ahzirr Traajijazeri
- "We Justly Take By Force"
- My (first-person genitive singular unspecific)[UOL 2]
- Ta'agra name for Alabaster
- The Same
- Athra 
- Ta'agra name for Padomay
- Fifeh'rai 
- Frisiin 
- Enjoy or without qualm
- Fusozay Var Dar
- "Kill Without Qualm"
- Fusozay Var Var
- "Enjoy Life"
- Gzalzi Vaberzarita Maaszi
- "Absurdity has become necessity"
- Hasa Zha'ja
- "The Name Dance" (A lullaby)
- Hissirna kassaad
- Roughly the word for "Clan-Chair", the seat of the "Clan-Patriarch". Used among Blackwood Company members as "leader", with fatherly connotations. 
- Ta'agra name for Pellitine
- Q'zi 
- Q'zi no vano thzina ualizz
- "When I contradict myself, I am telling the truth"
- Q'ri 
- Quin 
- Blood, also the name of the Khajiit god (The Blood-Cat) which is comparable to Sanguine
- An act of selflessness
- Shalaraj—feer jassa
- Tashiin 
- Tenarr Zalviit
- "Night Stalkers" (name of a vampire clan).
- Charcoal Warriors
- Foolish concepts, supposedly the closest translation of "rules" possible in Ta'agra
- Thzani 
- Traajijazeri 
- Likely translates to "Jode" based on Jode's Light translation.
- Zha'javan Ka'achin
- "The Dance of Dual Lands"
- "Game" 
- Zha'ja 
- Zha'ja Lorkhaj
- The Bent Dance
- Zhan Khaj
- Ta'agra name for the Order of the Desert Wind.
- Zhan Zhab
- "Wind Game" (A Poem)
- "The Crazy General"
- Ziss ra'ham
- Swear word used in the same manner as the word shit.
- Ziz Kurah
- "Whispering Claw"
- Zubhai'jay 
- A slang term for copulation
- A yellow quill, directly translates to yellow writing stick
- Ab- 
- Ak- 
- Akh- 
- -Al 
- Thief (Masculine) This appellation is not meant to imply a criminal, but rather, one who is clever, or else, particularly gifted with their hands.
- Thief (Feminine) Someone who can nimbly acquire loose items, like coins. They are known for their expertise in speech.
- Warrior. (Masculine/Feminine) This title is rarely used by modern Khajiit, for warriors, save it be for the Mane's personal guards, and masters of Goutfang, Whispering Claw, and Rawlith Khaj.
- Grandfather, Wise Elders, Patriarch. (Masculine) It is meant as a sign of respect.
- Grandmother. (Feminine) Someone known for their wisdom and wit, or someone of a respectable old age.
- Fa- 
- Gi- 
- Is used to state where one lives, and is also used to define one's job. For example, budiit (budi + -iit) means tailor.[UOL 1]
- Is used to state where someone once lived in. For example, Senchal'iitay (Senchal + -'iitay) means "one who lived in Senchal."[UOL 1]
- J-, Ji-, or Ja-
- A bachelor or young adult. In the common vernacular, it means one who is young and lacks experience.
- Wizard, Scholars, and Physicians. (Masculine)
- K- 
- Respected Healer, Mage, or Scholar. (Feminine)
- -kha 
- Unmarried Maiden, or those that behave so. (Feminine)
- -M or -Ma
- Child or apprentice. (Feminine) Normally endearing, unless it is used in contempt.
- Pa- 
- Qa- 
- Used to imply great status, used for leaders of soldiers, trade, and governance. (Masculine)
- -Raht 
- Used to imply great status, it is rarely awarded, reserved for leaders like the Speaker, the Mane, or Kings. (Masculine)
- Adult or an adult.
- Ya- 
- Za 
- Zan 
- Zhaj 
- ^ Zhasim's dialogue in ESO: Orsinium
- ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v Burnt Scripture
- ^ a b c d e f Thannar the Graveprowler's dialogue in ESO: Elsweyr
- ^ a b c d e Words of Clan Mother Ahnissi — Clan Mother Ahnissi
- ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa Ahzirr Traajijazeri — Anonymous
- ^ a b c d e f g h i Rajhin's Shadow's dialogue in ESO: Elsweyr
- ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l S'rathra's dialogue in Redguard
- ^ a b c d e f g h Pocket Guide to the Empire, 1st Edition: The Elsweyr Confederacy — Imperial Geographical Society, 2E 864
- ^ a b c d e f Adara'hai's dialogue in ESO
- ^ Jobasha's dialogue in Morrowind
- ^ Song of Kingdoms
- ^ a b c d Dialogue overheard from dro-m'Athra within the Maw of Lorkhaj in ESO
- ^ a b c d Zamarak's dialogue in ESO: Elsweyr
- ^ a b c d e f g Anequina and Pellitine: An Introduction — Sulema, Initiate Scholar of the Pa'alatiin
- ^ a b Call to the Faithful
- ^ Nabina-ko's dialogue in ESO
- ^ Jahar Fuso'ja
- ^ a b The Infernal City — Gregory Keyes
- ^ Fezez the Merchant's dialogue in ESO
- ^ Tips for a Khajiit in Summerset V. 1 — Bezumi, Khajiiti Ambassador to Summerset
- ^ Narazda's dialogue in ESO: Wolfhunter
- ^ a b Ri'Zakar's dialogue in Oblivion
- ^ Zaiba's dialogue in ESO: Clockwork City
- ^ a b Jora-ri's dialogue in ESO: Elsweyr
- ^ a b Lyrrsazhi's dialogue in ESO: Elsweyr
- ^ Shasuna-ja's dialogue in ESO: Elsweyr
- ^ Khaj Rawlith sub-location in ESO
- ^ Terror-Birds: Up Close and Personal — Dardarfin
- ^ Azargo Long-Tale's dialogue in ESO
- ^ Khunzar-ri and the Demons
- ^ How We Came to Fly
- ^ a b c d Pocket Guide to the Empire, 3rd Edition: Sugar and Blood: the Cats of the South — Imperial Geographical Society, 3E 432
- ^ a b c Zhaj'hassa the Forgotten's dialogue in ESO
- ^ a b c Southern Elsweyr fishing catch in ESO: Dragonhold
- ^ Khunzar-ri: Tales, Two — Aneshi, Keeper of Legends for the 16 Kingdoms
- ^ a b Rawl'kha location in ESO
- ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l Interview With Three Booksellers — Jobasha, Codus Callonus, and Dorisa Darvel
- ^ Desert Rain Kata Emotes description in ESO
- ^ Iraya's dialogue in ESO: Elsweyr
- ^ Events of ESO: Scalebreaker
- ^ Tenarr Zalviit Pauldrons item description in ESO: Elsweyr
- ^ Ja'Fazir's dialogue in Oblivion
- ^ Idle Khajiit voice dialogue in Morrowind
- ^ Goutfang Kata Emote description in ESO
- ^ a b Abnur Tharn's dialogue in ESO: Elsweyr
- ^ Meet the Character - Captain Caudex — Lieutenant Gavo Haderus
- ^ Mazil-jo and other's dialogue in ESO
- ^ Saviwa's and several other's dialogue in ESO: Elsweyr
- ^ Whispering Claw Kata Emote description in ESO
- ^ Marakar's Dialogue in ESO
- ^ Ab'jhad NPC in ESO: Dark Brotherhood
- ^ a b c d e f Randomly Generated Names from Arena and Daggerfall
- ^ a b c d e f g h i Khajiiti Honorifics — Lady Radurra-dra of Torval
- ^ Fa'ren-dar NPC in ESO: Thieves Guild
- ^ Master Zoaraym's Tale — Gi'Nanth
- ^ Qa'Dar NPC in Morrowind
- ^ Zhaj'hassa the Forgotten NPC in ESO: Thieves Guild
Note: The following references are considered to be unofficial sources. They are included to round off this article and may not be authoritative or conclusive.
- ^ a b c d e f g h i Jobasha Interview — Douglas Goodall
- ^ a b Ta'Agra phrases and expressions — Douglas Goodall