One of the names given to the shoreland parts of Middle-earth by its inhabitants was 'the Hither Shore'; that is, the shore that lay on their side of the Great Sea. In Elvish this was Nevrast. That name is used specifically of a coastland region northwest of Beleriand, but it had at one time been more broadly used of the entire northwestern coasts of Middle-earth. Its opposite term was Haerast, meaning the 'Far Shore', a reference to the distant coasts of Aman beyond the Great Sea.
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