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A massive mountain range running west to east through the southern parts of known Middle-earth
The northern fringes of the mountains were home to various settlements and encampments, including Edoras, Dunharrow and Helm's Deep
Important peaks
e'red ni'mrise
Literally 'mountains of the white horns', but exclusively translated as simply 'White Mountains'
Other names


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Ered Nimrais

The Elvish name for the White Mountains

Map of Ered Nimrais

The Elvish name, literally meaning 'Mountains of the White Horns', for the range more commonly known simply as the White Mountains, that lay between the realms of Rohan and Gondor.

See also...

White Mountains

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