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The secret language of the Dwarves

The language of the Dwarves, more commonly referred to as Dwarvish, or by the Dwarves' own name for the tongue, Khuzdul. The details of the language remained largely unknown to outsiders, because the Dwarves held knowledge of their tongue as one of their races' deepest secrets. The vocabulary and grammar of the language are an almost complete mystery, with a very few exceptions found in place-names, inscriptions, and in the famous Dwarvish war cry 'Baruk Khazâd! Khazâd aimênu!'

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