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'''Anfalas''', lies between the rivers [[Lefnui]] and [[Morthond]], south of the Green Hills of [[Pinnath Gelin]]. It was not densely populated, as it is far from central [[Gondor]] and there were no cities. In the [[Third Age]] the [[Men of Gondor]] had traditions about the ancient [[Elves|Elven]] dwellings.<ref>''[[The Adventures of Tomb Bombadil]]'', Preface</ref>
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'''Anfalas''', or '''Langstrand''', was a region of [[Gondor]].
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==History==
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Anfalas was a coastal region between the rivers [[Lefnui]] and [[Morthond]], south of [[Pinnath Gelin]]. In the [[Third Age]] the [[Men of Gondor]] had traditions that it was once inhabited by [[Elves]].<ref>{{AB|Preface}}</ref>
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During the [[War of the Ring]], the people of the Anfalas were harassed at the coasts by the [[Corsairs of Umbar]]. Lord [[Golasgil]] led a long line of scantily equipped hunters and fishermen, and also his own household, to the [[Battle of the Pelennor Fields]].<ref>{{RK|MT}}</ref>
  
During the [[War of the Ring]], the people of the Anfalas were harassed at the coasts by the [[Corsairs of Umbar]]. Lord [[Golasgil]] led a long line of scantily equipped hunters and fishermen, and also his own household, to the [[Battle of the Pelennor Fields]].
 
 
==Etymology==
 
==Etymology==
The name means "Long Shore" in [[Sindarin]] (''[[and]] + [[falas]]''). It is also translated as '''''Langstrand''''' in archaic Englsh.  
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Anfalas means "Long Shore" in [[Sindarin]] (''[[and]] + [[falas]]''). It is also translated as '''Langstrand''' in Westron and '''Andafalasse''' in [[Quenya]].<ref>{{PE|17}}, p. 135</ref> [[J.R.R. Tolkien|Tolkien]] noted that the shortening of ''long'' to ''lang'' is very frequent in English place-names.<ref>{{HM|N}}, p. 773</ref> 
  
The name was contrasted with [[Thanfalas]] "Short Beach", another name of [[Belfalas]] (the shore-land from the [[mouths of Anduin]] to [[Dol Amroth]])
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==Cognates==
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*[[Quenya]] ''[[Andafalassë]]''
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Revision as of 21:00, 13 July 2011

Anfalas
Physical Description
TypeRegion
LocationGondor
RealmsGondor, Reunited Kingdom
General Information
Other namesLangstrand, Andafalasse
EventsWar of the Ring

Anfalas, or Langstrand, was a region of Gondor.

History

Anfalas was a coastal region between the rivers Lefnui and Morthond, south of Pinnath Gelin. In the Third Age the Men of Gondor had traditions that it was once inhabited by Elves.[1]

During the War of the Ring, the people of the Anfalas were harassed at the coasts by the Corsairs of Umbar. Lord Golasgil led a long line of scantily equipped hunters and fishermen, and also his own household, to the Battle of the Pelennor Fields.[2]

Etymology

Anfalas means "Long Shore" in Sindarin (and + falas). It is also translated as Langstrand in Westron and Andafalasse in Quenya.[3] Tolkien noted that the shortening of long to lang is very frequent in English place-names.[4]

References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Adventures of Tom Bombadil, "Preface"
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Return of the King, "Minas Tirith"
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien, "Words, Phrases and Passages in Various Tongues in The Lord of the Rings", in Parma Eldalamberon XVII (edited by Christopher Gilson), p. 135
  4. J.R.R. Tolkien, "Nomenclature of The Lord of the Rings" in Wayne G. Hammond and Christina Scull (eds), The Lord of the Rings: A Reader's Companion, p. 773