Lemberin, or Lembian, was a name in early versions of the legendarium for the Avarin languages, more particularly the Telerin. It was spoken by the Lembi Elves, and was the most scattered and diverse among the languages.[1]

In the early writings, the Quendian (Elvish) languages were divided into three: the Eldarin, Ilkorin, and Lemberin.

The Sindarin names Thranduil, Legolas, Amroth, and Nimrodel were considered as Lemberin. Celeborn's native tongue was originally Lemberin, but was later changed to Telerin.[2]


  1. The History of Middle-earth, Vol. IV: The Shaping of Middle-earth, chapter VII: "The Earliest Annals of Beleriand"
  2. The History of Middle-earth, Vol. XII: The Peoples of Middle-earth, chapter II: "The Appendix on Languages", Languages at the end of the Third Age

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