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The Rohirrim of Rohan

A name for the people of Rohan, and in fact a direct translation of the Elvish term Rohirrim. These people were given the name after they settled in the land that had formerly been known as Calenardhon, the green valley of the River Entwash between the Misty Mountains and the White. Bringing skills and knowledge from their old home in the far north, they became renowned for the breeding and riding of horses, and so they became known as the Rohirrim, the Horse-lords of Rohan.

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