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Dates
Uncertain, but predated the first historical records of Hobbits in III 1050
Location
Especially associated with the Shire, and other regions occupied by Hobbits
Race
Settlements
Numerous, but important examples include Bag End, Brandy Hall, Great Smials and the Town Hole of Michel Delving
Pronunciation
smi'als
Meaning
'Burrows'
Other names

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Smials

The Hobbits’ name for their holes

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The term the Hobbits themselves used for their excavated dwellings, more usually called simply 'hobbit-holes'.


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