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Estolad was a wide plain in East Beleriand.

It lay south of the forest of Nan Elmoth and west of Thargelion between the rivers Celon and Gelion - and for a time was the realm of Amrod and Amras, the youngest of the Sons of Fëanor.


The people of Bëor first journeyed to Estolad on the advice of Finrod Felagund, who often returned to visit them there; though Bëor went to Nargothrond with Felagund and returned never to Estolad. The Green Elves of Ossiriand had sent word to Felagund begging him to remove the Men from their lands. When the Haladin came later over the Blue Mountains, they encountered hostility from the Laiquendi and entered Thargelion, in the land of Caranthir. They came to Estolad only after the loss of their lord Haldad in battle with the Orcs. The people of Marach came up the Dwarf-Road to Estolad a year after Bëor's folk, and there the friendship between those houses was enriched.

Many Elves journeyed to Estolad to look upon the Atani, the Second People. In turn, many young men went away to enter the service of Elven Kings. Among the renowned Elf-friends who left Estolad with the Elves were Malach or Aradan son of Marach, and Baran son of Bëor. These alliances led to the eventual departure of the Edain north to Dor-lómin and Ladros.[1]


Estolad is a Sindarin word that meant 'Encampment'.[2]

Translations around the WorldEdit

Foreign Language Translated name
Amharic ኤስቶላድ
Arabic ىستولاد
Armenian էստոլադ
Belarusian Cyrillic Естолад
Bengali এস্তোলদ
Bulgarian Cyrillic Естолад
Burmese ဧသ္တောလဒ္ ?
Dari هستولاد
Georgian ესთოლად
Greek Εστολαδ
Gujarati ઍસ્તોલદ
Hebrew יסתולאד
Hindi एस्तोलद
Kannada ಏಸ್ತೊಲದ್
Kazakh Cyrillic Естолад
Kurdish ه‌ستۆلاد (Arabic script) Estolad (Latin)
Kyrgyz Cyrillic Эстолад
Laotian ເຊຕໂຣະດ ?
Macedonian Cyrillic Естолад
Marathi एस्तोलद
Mongolian Cyrillic Естолад
Nepalese एस्तोलद
Pashto ېستولاد
Persian استولاد
Punjabi ஏਸ੍ਤੋਲਦ
Russian Эстолад
Sanskrit एस्तोलद्
Serbian Естолад (Cyrillic) Estolad (Latin)
Sinhalese ඒස්තොලද්
Tajik Cyrillic Естолад
Tamil ஏஸ்தொலத்
Telugu ఏస్తొలద
Ukrainian Cyrillic Естолад
Urdu اسٹولاد
Uyghur ەستولاد
Uzbek Естолад (Cyrillic) Estolad (Latin)
Yiddish עסטאָלאַד


  1. The Silmarillion, Quenta Silmarillion, Chapter XVIII: "Of the Coming of Men into the West"
  2. The Complete Guide to Middle-earth

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