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  • Updated 9 March 2002
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Hobbits of the Shire

The inhabitants of the Land of the Halflings

The hobbits who lived in the Shire, the land between the White Downs and the River Brandywine. They are more often referred to as the Shire-hobbits or, especially, the Shire-folk.

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