Dunlendish was the language and only vernacular of those Men who were native to Calenardhon (the lands that became Rohan) and then to Dunland - the Dunlendings, or Wildmen.

This tongue was quite unlike the Common Speech, and seemed to have roots in an older Mannish tongue not akin to what Atani spoke. [1] One known Dunlendish term was forgoil, a name with which the Dunlendings insulted the Rohirrim.[2]

Sometime in the early Third Age, the Stoors were likely to have adopted this language when making abode in and near Dunland. [3]


  1. The History of Middle-earth, Vol. XII: The Peoples of Middle-earth, Part One, chapter II: "The Appendix on Languages", pg. 34
  2. The Lord of the Rings, The Two Towers, Book Three, Ch. VII: "Helm's Deep"
  3. The Lord of the Rings, Appendix F, I, "Of Hobbits"

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