Picture 5

The Land of the Sun during the Second Age.

The Land of the Sun, or Sun-Lands, is an empty land east of Middle-earth where the sun rises at dawn. Nothing is known of its geography except that there was a curve-shaped mountain range called the Wall of the Sun that corresponds to the Pelóri, the Mountains of Aman. It is not to be confused with the Land of the Rising Sun, another word for the land of the Easterlings.

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The location of the Land of the Sun in the world of Arda.


In the Ambarkanta it is called the Dark Land of the Sun. There is a possibility the Númenóreans visited it on their sea journeys into the far east of Arda during the early parts of the Second Age, since in the Allkabeth of the Silmarilion it is mentioned that they saw even the Gates of Morning in the east.

In the game Middle Earth Role Play by Iron Crown Enterprises, a Sindarin name for the land—Romenor (Easternesse)—was given, although it does not appear in any of Tolkien's writings. Using proper grammar in Sindarin, of course, the name would be Romennor, as opposed to the Quenya Rómenórë.

It has been speculated that the New Lands mentioned at the end of the Akallabêth may, in fact, have been a remade version of this land and the Dark Land (Hyarmenor), as shown in this map below.[1]

Translations around the worldEdit

Foreign Language Translated name
Albanian Toka e Diellit
Arabic ارض الشمس
Armenian Հողը Արեգակի
Azerbaijani Günəş torpaq
Basque Eguzkiaren lurra
Belarusian Cyrillic Зямля Сонца
Bengali সূর্যের ভূমি
Bosnian Zemlja sunca
Bulgarian Cyrillic Земя на слънцето
Cambodian ដីនៃព្រះអាទិត្យ
Catalan Terra del Sol
Chinese 太阳之地
Corsican Terra di u Sole
Croatian Zemlja sunca
Czech Země slunce
Danish Land af solen
Dutch Land van de Zon
Esperanto Lando de la Suno
Estonian Päikese maa
Fijian Vanua ni isiga
Finnish Auringon maa
French Le Territoire des Soleil
Galician Terra do Sol
Georgian მზის მიწა
German Land der Sonne
Greek Γη του Ήλιου
Gujarati સૂર્યની જમીન
Hausa ƙasa da Rana
Hebrew ארץ השמש
Hindi सूरज की भूमि
Hmong Thaj av ntawm lub hnub
Hungarian A Nap földje
Icelandic Landið í sólinni
Indonesian Tanah matahari
Italian La terra dei Sole
Japanese 太陽の土地
Kazakh Cyrillic Күннің Жер
Kannada ಸೂರ್ಯನ ಭೂಮಿ
Korean 태양의 땅
Laotian ທີ່ດິນຂອງແສງຕາເວັນ
Latvian Saules zeme
Lithuanian Žemė saulės
Luxembourgish Land vun der Sonn
Macedonian Cyrillic Земјата на Сонцето
Malagasy Tany ny masoandro
Malay Tanah matahari
Malayalam സൂര്യന്റെ ഭൂമി
Marathi सूर्यमालेतील जमीन
Mongolian Cyrillic Нарны газар
Nepalese सूर्य को भूमि
Norwegian Jord av Solen
Pashto د لمر د ځمکې د
Persian سرزمین آفتاب
Polish Kraina słońca
Portuguese Terra dos Sol
Punjabi ਸੂਰਜ ਦੀ ਧਰਤੀ
Romanian Tărâmul Soarelui
Russian Земля Солнца
Sinhalese සූර්යයාගේ ඉඩම්
Slovak Krajina slnka
Slovenian Dežela sonca
Spanish Tierra de los Sol
Swahili Nchi ya Jua
Swedish Solens land
Tajik Cyrillic Замин аз офтоб ?
Tamil சன் நிலம்
Telugu సన్ యొక్క భూమి
Thai ดินแดนแห่งดวงอาทิตย์
Turkish Güneşin Ülkesi
Ukrainian Cyrillic земля Сонця
Uzbek Қуёш йер (Cyrillic) Quyosh yer (Latin)
Welsh Tir yr Haul
Yiddish ארץ פון די זון
Yoruba Ilẹ ti oorun
Yucatec Maya Lu'umil le k'iino'


  1. The Atlas of Middle-earth, The Second Age, "Introduction"

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