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Dates
Awoke very approximately 4,300 years before the beginning of the First Age
Race
Pronunciation
que'ndi
Meaning
'Those that speak with voices'1
Other Names

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Quendi

‘Those who speak with voices’

Quendi
(All Elves)
Eldar
Elves of the Great Journey
Avari
The Unwilling
Orcs?
Vanyar
Light Elves
Noldor
Deep-elves
Teleri
The Third Clan
Falmari
Teleri of Aman
Sindar
Grey-elves of Beleriand
Nandor
Followers of Lenwë
Laiquendi
Green-elves of Ossiriand
Silvan Elves
Others who left the Great Journey

Some of the more important divisions of the Elves

'Those who speak with voices'; the name given by the Elves to their own kind while they still dwelt at Cuiviénen.


Notes

1

When the first Elves awoke, they thought themselves to be the only beings in Arda capable of speech, and so took this name for themselves.

2

Oromë originally named all the Elves Eldar (People of the Stars), though it later came to be used only of the Three Kindreds who began the Great Journey.

See also...

Elves

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