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

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Vanyar

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 first rising of the Sun, and remained there. For this reason, they are not mentioned often in the histories of Middle-earth.


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