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Dates
Gondor was founded in II 3320, and continued into the Fourth Age
Location
Race
Division
Dúnedain, and others
Family
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
Settlements
Meaning
Derived from 'Stone-houses', the name among the Woses of Drúadan Forest for the stone buildings of the Gondorians, especially Minas Tirith
Other names

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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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