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Gondor was founded in II 3320, and continued into the Fourth Age
Dúnedain, and others
Ruled throughout their earlier history by the House of Anárion, followed by the Ruling Stewards of the House of Húrin; at the end of the Third Age the House of Isildur was restored to the throne
Derived from 'Stone-houses', the name among the Woses of Drúadan Forest for the stone buildings of the Gondorians, especially Minas Tirith
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A name used by the Drúedain of Drúadan Forest for their neighbours the Gondorians. When Gondor was settled at the close of the Second Age, the Wild Men had long dwelt in the woods beneath the White Mountains, but they did not build from stone. By contrast the new settlers, especially in the early days of their kingdom, created great cities and monuments of stone. These the Drúedain named Stone-houses, and the people who dwelt in them were known as Stonehouse-folk.

See also...

Stone-folk, Stone-houses

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