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A name for Downfallen Númenor

A name from the native Adûnaic language of Númenor, used by those few Dúnedain who survived the Downfall and escaped to Middle-earth. Akallabêth literally means 'the Downfallen', and is equivalent to the Elvish name Atalantë. When the tale was created of the history of Númenor and its Downfall, that story also acquired the name Akallabêth.

See also...

Atalantë, The Downfallen

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