Mannish was a general term referring to the languages of Men, especially the Men of the Vales of the Anduin and others related to the Edain. Mannish tongues were the bases for the original names of the Dwarves of Erebor. Rohirric was also a Mannish tongue, as was Adûnaic.

Since the first Men awoke in one place at the same time, all Mannish tongues could probably be assumed to have been ultimately derived from one language.

The most commonly used of the Mannish tongues, would have to be Westron or the Common Tongue.
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