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The Old Forest Road also known as Men-i-Naugrim in Sindarin, was the name of the East road where it passed through the Anduin at the Old Ford and then through Mirkwood. The Enchanted river intersected it at a marshy point near the River Running.

It was about three hundred miles in length.[1][2][3]

HistoryEdit

It was probably laid out before or during the First Age to connect the Dwarves of the Far East with their kin in the Misty Mountains, and from then on to those in the Blue Mountains. When they eventually met the Sindarin elves, they made alliance with them and trade pacts were forged and the road was no doubt used to facilitate trade between them.

It is possible that during the late Second Age it was used to carry the armies of the Last Alliance, which may add to the evidence that it once had a bridge running across it that eventually rotted away, thus crossers had to rely on a boat to reach the other side of the road.

After Sauron's occupation of Dol Guldur, the forest of Mirkwood became more and more dark and dangerous, so most chose not to travel upon it for fear of being attacked. Most that did travel on it lost sight of it and usually never found their way back onto it again, thus never finding their way out of the forest according to Gandalf and Beorn.[4]

Translations around the WorldEdit

Foreign Language Translated name
Afrikaans Ou Bos Pad
Albanian Rrugë e Vjetër e Pyjeve
Amharic አሮጌ ጫካ መንገድ
Arabic طريق الغابة القديم
Armenian Հին անտառի ճանապարհը
Azerbaijani Köhnə Meşə Yolu
Basque Oihan Zaharra errepidea
Belarusian Cyrillic Стары Лес дарога
Bengali পুরানো বন রোড
Bosnian Stari Šumsku cestu
Bulgarian Cyrillic Старият горски път
Burmese ဟောငျးသစ်တောလမ်း
Cambodian ផ្លូវព្រៃចាស់ផ្លូវ ?
Chinese 老森林路
Croatian Stari šumski cesta
Czech Stará lesní cesta
Danish Gamle skovvej
Dutch Oude bosweg
Esperanto Malnova Arbaro Vojo
Estonian Vana metsatee
Faroese Gamal Skógurvegur
Filipino Lumang kalye ng kagubatan
Fijian Gaunisala ni veikau ni makawa
Finnish Vanha metsätie
French Route de la vieille forêt
Frisian Alde Wâldwei
Galician Estrada de bosque antigo
Georgian ძველი ტყის გზა
German Alte Waldstraße
Greek Παλιά δασικού δρόμου
Hebrew דרך היער העתיקה
Hindi ओल्ड वन रोड
Hungarian Öregerdő út
Indonesian Jalan Hutan Tua
Irish Gaelic Seanbhóthar Foraoise
Italian Vecchia Strada forestale
Japanese オールドフォレストロード
Kannada ಹಳೆಯ ಅರಣ್ಯ ರಸ್ತೆ
Kazakh Ескі орман Жол (Cyrillic) Eski orman Jol (Latin)
Korean 올드 포레스트로드
Kyrgyz Cyrillic Эски Токой жол
Laotian ຖະຫນົນປ່າເກົ່າ ?
Latin Silva vetus via
Latvian Vecais meža ceļš
Lithuanian Senojo Miško Kelias
Luxembourgish Al Bësch Strooss
Macedonian Cyrillic Стари шумски пат
Malagasy Taloha Ala Lalana
Malaysian Jalan Hutan lama
Maltese Triq Forestali antika
Maori Tawhito ngahere huarahi
Marathi जुने फॉरेस्‍ट रोड
Mongolian Cyrillic Хуучин Ойн зам
Nepalese पुरानो वन सडक
Norwegian Gammel skogsvei
Pashto زاړه ځنګل سړک
Persian جاده قدیمی جنگل
Polish Stara Droga Leśna
Portuguese Estrada Floresta Velha
Punjabi ਪੁਰਾਣੀ ਜੰਗਲਾਤ ਰੋਡu
Romanian Vechiul Drum forestier
Russian Старая лесная дорога
Samoan Tuai Vaomatua Auala
Scottish Gaelic Seann Rathad coille
Serbian Стари шумски пут (Cyrillic) Stari šumski put (Latin)
Sinhalese පැරණි වන මාර්ගය
Slovak Stará lesná cesta
Slovenian Stara gozdna cesta
Somalian Waddo kaynta qadiimiga ?
Spanish Viejo camino del bosque
Sudanese Heubeul Leuweung Jalan
Swahili Barabara ya msitu ya kale
Swedish Gamla skogsväg
Tajik Cyrillic Кӯҳна Ҷангал пиряхи ?
Tamil பழைய வன சாலை
Telugu ఓల్డ్ ఫారెస్ట్ రోడ్
Thai ถนนป่าเก่า
Turkish Eski orman yol
Turkmen Garry Jeňňel ýol ?
Ukrainian Cyrillic Старий Лісовій Дорозі
Urdu قدیم جنگل روڈ
Uzbek Қадимги ўрмон йўли (Cyrillic) Qadimgi o'rmon yo'li (Latin)
Vietnamese Vell Camí Forestal
Welsh Hen Ffordd Goedwig
Xhosa Endala yehlathi kwendlela
Yiddish אַלט פאָרעסט וועג
Zulu Umgwaqo Omdala wehlathi

ReferencesEdit

  1. The Atlas of Middle-earth, The Third Age, "Introduction"
  2. The Atlas of Middle-earth, Regional Maps, "Wilderland"
  3. The Atlas of Middle-earth, Regional Maps, "The Misty Mountains"
  4. The Complete Guide to Middle-earth