In ancient times, the mountainous promontory of Andrast was home to a large population of Drúedain, called Púkel-men by the Rohirrim. By the end of the Third Age, these people were thought to be extinct, and thus the region was known in Elvish as Drúwaith Iaur. That name translates directly as 'Old Púkel-land', but it was also sometimes known as the 'Old Púkel-wilderness'.
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