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Location
A valley in the eastern slopes of the Misty Mountains, running southeast out of the Mountains of Moria
Race
Especially associated with the Dwarves
Division
Culture
Settlements
The East-gate of Moria lay in this valley
Source
The river Celebrant rose in the Mirrormere in Nanduhirion
Important peaks
Surrounded by the mountains of Celebdil, Caradhras and Fanuidhol
Pronunciation
nandoohee'ree-on
Meaning
'Vale of dim streams' ('dim' in the sense that the streams were overshadowed by the surrounding mountains)
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  • Updated 18 May 2014
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Nanduhirion

The Dimrill Dale

The dale that lay to the southeast of Khazad-dûm, where the lake of Kheled-zâram lay. This was the site of the decisive battle in the War of the Dwarves and Orcs.


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