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Battle of Dagorlad
Part of the War of the Last Alliance
Battle of Dagorlad
Elves prepare to clash with the Orcish hordes of Mordor
Date: SA 3434[1][2]
Location: Plains of Dagorlad
Result: Last Alliance victory
Casus belli: {{{casus}}}
Territory changes: Sauron's legion and allies effectively lose all territory in Middle Earth, though some remain scattered within Mordor
Last Alliance of Elves and Men Mordor


Unknown numbers, large force of many thousands Unknown numbers, large force of many thousands
Very Heavy Devastating; nearly wiped out

Conquest of Minas Ithil - Defense of Minas Anor and Osgiliath - Battle of Dagorlad - Siege of Barad-dûr

The Battle of Dagorlad was the major battle of the War of the Last Alliance during the late Second Age.


The battle took place in the year SA 3434. It was fought between the army of the Last Alliance under Gil-galad and Elendil against an army of Orcs and other creatures loyal to Sauron, on the plains of Dagorlad just outside Mordor between Emyn Muil and Cirith Gorgor. The Last Alliance met with the Anarion's Numenorean army which was holding Osgiliath and Minas Ithil, they marched to Dagorlad. Oropher and Amdír, annoyed by Gil-galad's command, prematurely charged at the enemy and were driven back, and Amdír along with many Galadhrim Warriors died in the Dead Marshes. Eventually, the Alliance was able to drive back the the enemy forces and the army of the Last Alliance won the battle and was able to attack the Black Gate and proceeded to Udûn.

Later, in the Third Age of Middle-earth, the Dagorlad was the site of many battles between Gondor and various Easterlings armies. Many of the bodies of those slain in the battle on both sides came to occupy the marshes at the foot of Emyn Muil, and were preserved nearly intact for several millennia. The area had long been known as the Dead Marshes by the time Frodo crossed it on March 1 and 2, 3019.[4][5]


The word 'Dagorlad' means "Battle plain", from the Sindarin dagor ("battle") and lad ("plain, valley").[6][7]

Portrayal in adaptations

The Lord of the Rings film trilogy

In Peter Jackson's movie adaptation of The Lord of the Rings, Dagorlad is misspelled as Dagorland on various maps shown in the films and in the appendices of the special extended DVD editions.

Translations around the World

Foreign Language Translated name
Afrikaans Slag van Dagorlad
Albanian Beteja e Dagorlad
Amharic ዻጎርላድ የጦርነት
Arabic معركة ضاعورلاد
Armenian Ճակատամարտը Դագորլադ
Azerbaijani Dagorlad Döyüş
Basque Dagorlad Gudua
Belarusian Cyrillic Дагорлад кампанія
Bengali ডাগর্লাদ যুদ্ধে
Bosnian Bitka kod Dagorlada
Breton Emgann Dagorlad
Bulgarian Cyrillic Битка за Дагорлад
Catalan Batalla de Dagorlad
Cebuano Gubat sa Dagorlad
Chichewa Nkhondo ya Dagorlad
Cornish Batel a Dagorlad
Corsican Battagghia di Dagorlad
Croatian Bitka kod Dagorlada
Czech Bitva na Dagorladu
Danish Slaget om Dagorlad
Dutch Slag om Dagorlad
Esperanto Batalo de Dagorlad
Fijian Ivalu ni Dagorlad
Filipino Labanan ng Dagorlad
Finnish Taistelu Dagorlad
French Bataille de Dagorlad
Frisian Slach om Dagorlad
Galician Batalla de Dagorlad
Georgian ძაგორლადი კამპანია
German Schlacht auf Dagorlad
Greek Μάχη της Δαγορλαδ
Gujarati ડગોર્લદ યુદ્ધ
Haitian Creole Batay nan Dagorlad
Hebrew קרב דאגורלאד ?
Hindi डगोर्लद की लड़ाई
Hmong Sib ntaus sib tua ntawm Dagorlad
Hungarian Csata Dagorlad
Icelandic Orrustan Dagorlad
Indonesian Pertempuran Dagorlad
Irish Gaelic Cath de Dagorlad
Italian Battaglia di Dagorlad
Japanese ダゴルラドの戦い
Javanese Peperangan Dagorlad
Kannada ಡಗೊರ್ಲದ್ ಕದನದಲ್ಲಿ
Kazakh Cyrillic Дагорлад шайқасы
Kurdish Şer yên Dagorlad (Kurmanji Kurdish)
Kyrgyz Cyrillic Дагорлад согуш
Latvian Kauja par Dagorlad
Lithuanian Mūšis dėl Dagorlad
Luxembourgish Schluecht vun Dagorlad
Macedonian Cyrillic Битка на Дагорлад
Malay Pertempuran Dagorlad
Maori Pakanga o Dagorlad
Marathi डगोर्लद लढाई
Maltese Battalja ta 'Dagorlad
Mongolian Cyrillic Дагорлад тулалдаан
Nepalese डगोर्लद को लडाई
Norwegian Slaget om Dagorlad
Occitian Batalha de Dagorlad
Old English Beadu be Dagorlad
Pashto جګړه د ضاګورلاد ?
Persian نبرد داگورلاد
Poland Bitwa na Dagorlad
Portuguese Batalha de Dagorlad
Romanian Bătălia de Dagorlad
Russian Битва при Дагорладе
Samoan Taua o Dagorlad
Serbian Битка код Дагорлада (Cyrillic) Bitka kod Dagorlad (Latin)
Sinhalese ඩගොර්ලද් සටන
Slovak Bitka o Dagorlad
Slovenian Bitka za Dagorlad
Scottish Gaelic Blàr de Dagorlad
Somalian Dagaalka ee Dagorlad
Spanish Batalla de Dagorlad
Sudanese Perang tina Dagorlad
Swahili Mapigano ya Dagorlad
Swedish Slaget vid Dagorlad
Tahitian Aroraa o te Dagorlad
Tajik Cyrillic Ҷанг Дагорлад
Tamil டகொர்லத் சண்டை
Telugu డగొర్లద యుద్ధం
Tongan Tau 'o e Dagorlad
Turkish Dagorlad Savaşı
Ukrainian Cyrillic Битва на Даґорлад
Urdu کی لڑائی داگورلید
Uzbek Дагорлад Жанги (Cyrillic) Dagorlad Jangi (Latin)
Vietnamese Trận chiến Dagorlad
Welsh Brwydr Dagorlad
West Flemish Slag om Dagorlad
Xhosa Imfazwe yaseDagorlad
Yucatec Maya Batalla u Dagorlad
Yiddish שלאַכט פון דאַגאָרלאַד
Yoruba Ogun ti Dagorlad
Zulu Impi yeDagorlad


  1. The Lord of the Rings, Appendix B: The Tale of Years (Chronology of the Westlands), "The Second Age"
  2. The History of Middle-earth, Vol. 12: The Peoples of Middle-earth, VI: "The Tale of Years of the Second Age"
  3. Unfinished Tales, Part Two: The Second Age, IV: "The History of Galadriel and Celeborn, and of Amroth King of Lórien", Appendices: Appendix B, The Sindarin Princes of the Silvan Elves
  4. The Silmarillion, Of the Rings of Power and the Third Age
  5. The Lord of the Rings, Appendix A: Annals of the Kings and Rulers, I: The Númenórean Kings, (ii): "The Realms in Exile"
  6. The Silmarillion, Appendix: Elements in Quenya and Sindarin names
  7. Parma Eldalamberon, Words, Phrases and Passages in Various Tongues in The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien