Dunlendish was the language of the 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 Edain spoke.[1] One known Dunlendish word was forgoil, a name with which the Dunlendings insulted the Rohirrim.[2]

Sometime in the early Third Age, the Stoors likely adopted this language when making abode in or 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"