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Belfalas
Belfalas
Background Information
Type Region
Location Southern Gondor
Realms Dol Amroth
Capital
Founded/Built
Ruler
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

It formed a part of Dor-en-Ernil, or the "Prince's land". 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
Armenian Բելֆալաս
Belarusian Белфалас
Kazakh Белфалас
Kurdish بەلفالاس
Macedonian Белфалас
Russian белфалас
Serbian Белфалас (Cyrillic) Belfalas (Latinised)
Tajik Белфалас
Urdu بیلفلاس ?
Uyghur بەلفالاس ?
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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