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Quendi
(All Elves)
Eldar
Vanyar
Noldor
Teleri
Falmari
Sindar
Nandor
Avari

The main branches of the Elves, with the branches that formed the Calaquendi shown in bold text. All of the Vanyar and Noldor went into the West, but only a part of the Teleri completed the journey, becoming known as the Falmari.

'Elves of the Light'; a name given to the Vanyar, the Noldor and that part of the Teleri who travelled to Aman in the youth of the world and saw the light of the Two Trees of Valinor; Elu Thingol of Doriath is also counted among their number.


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