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Dates
Númenor was destroyed in II 3319; the last of the Exiles survived until III 1581
Location
Those areas of Middle-earth settled as Arnor and Gondor
Origins
Refugees from the Downfall of Númenor
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Pronunciation
Númenor is pronounced 'noo'menor' (the final 'r' should be distinctly pronounced)

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  • Updated 11 November 2008
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Exiles of Númenor

A name for Elendil and his followers

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Name given to Elendil, his sons and his followers, after they escaped to Middle-earth from the destruction of Númenor.


Notes

1

Meneldil of Gondor seems to have been the longest survivor of those who escaped the Downfall of Númenor, having been a very young Man at that time. He lived until the year III 158 (hence the date shown above) though it's impossible to rule out the possibility that some other unknown companion of Elendil might have survived even longer.

2

The Exiles built many other settlements and fortifications throughout Middle-earth, but Annúminas and Osgiliath represented the centres of their power in the North- and South-kingdoms, respectively.

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