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Location
The central and southern parts of Eriador
Source
Tributaries
Outflow
Into the Great Sea north of Eryn Vorn
Pronunciation
bara'ndooin
Meaning
'golden brown river'
Other names

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  • Updated 21 April 2001
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River Baranduin

The river called ‘Brandywine’ by the Shire-hobbits

The Elvish name for the river that rose at Lake Nenuial in the far north, and flowed south and west to reach the Great Sea above Eryn Vorn. For part of its length, it formed the eastern boundary of the Shire, and there the Hobbits turned its name to the more familiar 'Brandywine'.


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