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Location
Originally widespread, with populations in Beleriand and Númenor; by the end of the Third Age, they were apparently restricted to the Drúadan Forest and Drúwaith Iaur
Race
Division
Pronunciation
'droo'ghoo'
Meaning
This name was given to themselves by this people; its meaning is not known1
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Drughu

The beings that ordinary Men called ‘woses

The strange and secretive relatives of Men that were sometimes called 'woses'. Drughu was their own name for their kind, and the ultimate source of their Sindarin name, Drúedain.


Notes

1

From Drughu, the Sindarin tongue seems to have adopted drû as a word meaning 'wild' or 'untamed', apparently by association with these Wild Men. It is not known whether this was the meaning of Drughu in the language of the Drúedain themselves, though this seems rather unlikely.

See also...

Drû, Drûgs, Drúin, , Rúatani

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