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Belfalas
Belfalas
Background Information
Type Region
Location Southern Gondor
Realms Dol Amroth
Capital
Founded/Built
Ruler Kings of Gondor/Stewards of Gondor
Other Information
Summary
Other names
Inhabitants Men & Elves
Spoken Languages Westron, Adûnaic[1]
Lifespan

Belfalas was a coastal region located in Southern Gondor.

HistoryEdit

Early Third AgeEdit

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The ruins in Belfalas, shown in The Lord of the Rings: The Battle for Middle-earth II

Belfalas formed part of Dor-en-Ernil. The Prince in question was the Lord of Dol Amroth, who lived at the city bearing his name. At the start of the second millennium of the Third Age, a certain Imrazôr the Númenórean lived in and ruled over the Belfalas. He married Mithrellas, a Silvan Elf of Lórien, and their son Galador became the first Prince of Dol Amroth.[2]

The Belfalas was also home to an old Elf haven named Edhellond. Its chief city was the Prince's residence of Dol Amroth. South of the Belfalas lay a great Bay, which was named after it the Bay of Belfalas. The climate hovered near the moderate and the extreme with mild winters and hot, dry summers and the terrain consisted of scattered woodlands.

War of the RingEdit

During the War of the Ring, the Belfalas was raided by the Corsairs of Umbar, and therefore did not send any men to help defend Minas Tirith, until Aragorn liberated the coast with the Grey Company, freeing Gondor's southern armies to follow him north to relieve Minas Tirith.

EtymologyEdit

Belfalas means "Great Shore", from the Sindarin bel or beleg ("large, great") and falas ("seashore").[3]

See alsoEdit

Translations around the WorldEdit

Foreign Language Translated name
Amharic በልፋላስ ?
Arabic بيلفالاس
Armenian Բելֆալաս
Belarusian Cyrillic Белфалас
Bengali বেলফালাস
Bulgarian Cyrillic Белфалас
Greek Βελφαλας
Gujarati બેલ્ફલસ
Hebrew בילפאלאס ?
Hindi बेल्फ़लस
Kannada ಬೆಲ್ಫಾಲಸ್
Kazakh Cyrillic Белфалас
Kurdish بەلفالاس (Arabic script) Belfalas (Latin)
Kyrgyz Cyrillic Бэлфалас
Marathi भेल्फ़लस
Macedonian Cyrillic Белфалас
Mongolian Cyrillic Белфалас
Nepalese बेल्फ़लस
Pashto بېلفالاس
Persian بهلفالاس
Punjabi ਬੇਲ੍ਫ਼ਅਲਸ
Russian белфалас
Serbian Белфалас (Cyrillic) Belfalas (Latin)
Sinhalese බෙල්ෆලස්
Tajik Cyrillic Белфалас
Telugu బెల్ఫాలస్
Ukrainian Cyrillic Белфалас
Urdu بیلفلاس ?
Uyghur بەلفالاس ?
Uzbek Белфалас (Cyrillic) Belfalas (Latin)
Yiddish בעלפאַלאַס

ReferencesEdit

  1. The Atlas of Middle-earth, Thematic Maps, "Languages"
  2. Unfinished Tales, Part Two: The Second Age, IV: "The History of Galadriel and Celeborn, and of Amroth King of Lórien"
  3. Parma Eldalamberon, Words, Phrases and Passages in Various Tongues in The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien

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