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Dates
Khazad-dûm probably predates the first rising of the Sun; it was deserted in III 1981, and briefly recolonised III 2989 - III 2994
Location
Khazad-dûm in the Misty Mountains to the northwest of Lórien
Origin
Race
Division
Primarily Longbeards (Durin's Folk), but joined by other clans1 after the end of the First Age
Family
Ruled by the House of Durin
Pronunciation
Khazad-dûm is probably pronounced 'kha'zad doom'
Meaning
Khazad-dûm means 'Dwarf-mansions'
Other names

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Dwarves of Khazad-dûm

The Longbeards in their ancient home

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The Dwarves of Durin's Folk (later joined by other clans) who mined and worked mithril for long ages in the halls of Khazad-dûm, and who had the friendship of the Elves of Eregion during the Second Age.


Notes

1

After the inundation of Beleriand at the end of the First Age, the Dwarf-clans of Nogrod and Belegost left their ruined cities in the Blue Mountains and migrated eastwards, and many of these migrants settled in Khazad-dûm. Those clans are not named in canonical sources, but the essay Of Dwarves and Men (in The History of Middle-earth volume 12) identifies them as the Firebeards and the Broadbeams.

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