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Originally referring to the lands north of Beleriand, such as Hithlum and Dorthonion; later used as a general term for all the northern lands of Middle-earth
Other names
Northern Lands


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  • Updated 10 December 2008
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The northern regions of Middle-earth

A term most commonly used to refer to the regions north of Beleriand, including Dorthonion, Dor-lómin and the lands around Angband. In later Ages, it was used more broadly for the northern regions of Middle-earth.

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