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Dates
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
Edain who took up the reward of the Valar and settled in Númenor
Race
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; their capital in Númenor was Armenelos; in the North-kingdom, Annúminas (and later Fornost); in the South-kingdom, Osgiliath (and later Minas Tirith)
Pronunciation
doo'nedine
Meaning
Other names

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Dúnedain

The Men of Númenor in Middle-earth

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A term used in Middle-earth for the Men of Númenor and (especially) their descendants in Arnor and Gondor after the Downfall in II 3319.


Notes

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Not all the Dúnedain in Middle-earth were descended from the followers of Elendil. Others had settled there independently before the Downfall, and later allied themselves with the founders of the Kingdoms of the Dúnedain. The ancestors of the Princes of Dol Amroth were among the most prominent of these.

See also...

Akallabêth, Aman, Amlaith of Fornost, Amon Tirith, Andúnië, Angmar, Annúminas, Arador, Araglas, Aragorn Elessar, Arahad I, Arahad II, Arahael, Aranarth, Aranuir, [See the full list...]

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