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'The Fair (People)' (referring to the lightness of this people's hair)
Other Names
'Vanyar' is a plural term; the singular form is 'Vanya', and the adjective for these people is (presumably) 'Vanyarin'


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The People of Ingwë

The first of the Elves to make the great march westwards from Cuiviénen to Valinor, and accounted the highest of the High Elves. Their leader, Ingwë, bears the title High King of the Elves, and dwells on Taniquetil beneath the halls of Manwë.

All of the Vanyar journeyed to Valinor long before the beginning of the First Age, and remained there. For this reason, they are not mentioned often in the histories of Middle-earth.

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