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  • Updated 24 March 2002
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Common Tongue

The Common Speech of the Westlands

The Common Language used throughout the northern and western lands of Middle-earth. It developed from the Númenórean tongue, Adûnaic, but with many additions and changes from other languages, to become almost universally spoken.

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