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Dates
The Dúnedain came into existence with the founding of Númenor in II 32; survived into the Fourth Age
Location
Númenor during most of the Second Age, and later the Kingdoms of the Dúnedain in Middle-earth
Origins
The Dúnedain were Edain who took up the reward of the Valar and settled in Númenor
Race
Division
Cultures
Originally Númenóreans; in Middle-earth, this people became divided into the Men of Arnor (the Northern Dúnedain) and the Men of Gondor
Family
Ruled by the House of Elros; in Middle-earth the Kings came from the House of Elendil (and the later Stewards of Gondor from the House of Húrin)
Settlements
Numerous; the capital of the Dúnedain in Númenor was Armenelos; in the North-kingdom, Annúminas (and later Fornost); in the South-kingdom, Osgiliath (and later Minas Tirith)
Pronunciation
doo'nadan
Meaning
'Man of the West', the singular form of Dúnedain, 'Men of the West'
Other names
Title of
In principle, any of the Númenóreans or their descendants, though the title is specifically recorded as being given to Aragorn, a descendant of Isildur

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Dúnadan

A title for the Númenóreans or their descendants

The singular form of Dúnedain, meaning 'Man of the West'. A title applied to Aragorn in Rivendell.


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  • Updated 1 February 2019
  • Updates planned: 1

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