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The '''Avari''' ([[Quenya|Q]]: unwilling) were  a branch of [[Elves]] that refused to make the [[Great Journey]].
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The '''Avari''' ([[Quenya|Q]]: "unwilling") were  a branch of [[Elves]] that refused to make the [[Great Journey]].
  
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==History==
 
When [[Oromë]] found the [[Elves]] that [[Awakening of the Elves|awakened]] in [[Cuiviénen]], he summoned them to come with him to [[Valinor]]. All the [[Minyar]] and most of the [[Tatyar]] were persuaded, along with some of the [[Nelyar]], and followed [[Oromë]] into the west on the [[Great Journey]].  
 
When [[Oromë]] found the [[Elves]] that [[Awakening of the Elves|awakened]] in [[Cuiviénen]], he summoned them to come with him to [[Valinor]]. All the [[Minyar]] and most of the [[Tatyar]] were persuaded, along with some of the [[Nelyar]], and followed [[Oromë]] into the west on the [[Great Journey]].  
  
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==Tribes==
 
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Their population was composed of 1/2 of the [[Tatyar]] and 1/3 of the [[Nelyar]], who maybe were called Lindai. According to a tradition their leaders were [[Morwë]] of the Tatyar and [[Nurwë]] of the [[Nelyar]].  
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Their population was composed of half of the [[Tatyar]] and one third of the [[Nelyar]], who maybe were called Lindai. According to a tradition their leaders were [[Morwë]] of the Tatyar and [[Nurwë]] of the [[Nelyar]].  
  
 
The Avari who finally went westwards, were mingled with the [[Nandor]] of the [[Vales of Anduin]], [[Eriador]] and some reached [[Beleriand]], mingling with the [[Laiquendi]]. But very few settled in [[Doriath]]. The Avari who came from the Tatyar were unfriendly and jealous to the Noldor, their exalted kin, and accused them for arrogance.  
 
The Avari who finally went westwards, were mingled with the [[Nandor]] of the [[Vales of Anduin]], [[Eriador]] and some reached [[Beleriand]], mingling with the [[Laiquendi]]. But very few settled in [[Doriath]]. The Avari who came from the Tatyar were unfriendly and jealous to the Noldor, their exalted kin, and accused them for arrogance.  
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The Avari after the end of the [[First Age]] started to mingle with the remnants of the Sindar producing the [[Silvan Elves]]
 
The Avari after the end of the [[First Age]] started to mingle with the remnants of the Sindar producing the [[Silvan Elves]]
  
Six tribes of Avari are mentioned in the [[Third Age]], and their names are all cognates of the [[Primitive Quendian]] word [[Quendi|Kwendî]] (''the Speakers''): '''[[Kindi]]''', '''[[Cuind]]''', '''[[Hwenti]]''', '''[[Windan]]''', '''[[Kinn-lai]]''', '''[[Penni]]'''<ref>''[[The War of the Jewels]]''</ref>.
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Six tribes of Avari are mentioned in the [[Third Age]], and their names are all cognates of the [[Primitive Quendian]] word [[Quendi|Kwendî]] (''the Speakers''): '''[[Kindi]]''', '''[[Cuind]]''', '''[[Hwenti]]''', '''[[Windan]]''', '''[[Kinn-lai]]''', '''[[Penni]]'''.<ref name="QaE">{{HM|WJ}}, "[[Quendi and Eldar]]"</ref>
  
 
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==Names==
 
==Names==
The Avari were called [[Abari]] in [[Telerin]]; they were also called [[Moripendi]] (an equivalent of [[Quenya]] [[Moriquendi]] which referred to the [[Sindar]] as well)<ref>''[[The History of Middle-earth]]'', [[The War of the Jewels]] [[Quendi and Eldar]], p. 362,371</ref>
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The Avari were called [[Abari]] in [[Telerin]]; they were also called [[Moripendi]] (an equivalent of [[Quenya]] [[Moriquendi]] which referred to the [[Sindar]] as well).<ref name="QaE"/>
  
 
In [[Sindarin]] they were called Evair.
 
In [[Sindarin]] they were called Evair.
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In other, relatively late writings, a brief idea was that the Avari did not come from the three clans, but from two other clans, led by [[Nurwë]] and [[Morwë]]. This idea was later dropped. In the final conception, the [[Elves]] were divided into three tribes.
 
In other, relatively late writings, a brief idea was that the Avari did not come from the three clans, but from two other clans, led by [[Nurwë]] and [[Morwë]]. This idea was later dropped. In the final conception, the [[Elves]] were divided into three tribes.
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Avari
Race
DominionsPossibly Dorwinion
LanguagesMany
Skin colorWhite
Hair colorProbably dark
DistinctionsRefused the Great Journey
LifespanImmortal
MembersPossibly Morwë, Nurwë

The Avari (Q: "unwilling") were a branch of Elves that refused to make the Great Journey.

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History

When Oromë found the Elves that awakened in Cuiviénen, he summoned them to come with him to Valinor. All the Minyar and most of the Tatyar were persuaded, along with some of the Nelyar, and followed Oromë into the west on the Great Journey.

The rest, remained suspicious, or simply refused to depart from their own lands, and spread gradually throughout the wide lands of Middle-earth. They were after known by the name "the Unwilling", because they refused the summons.

Initially the Avari stayed in Cuiviénen but many of them started to wander westwards.

The Edain who traveled to the West met the Avari first of all the Elves, and were taught from them music and language, which influenced theirs. They probably taught them many of the basic crafts of civilization, though the craft of the Eldar surpassed that of the Avari even more than that of the Avari surpassed primitive Men.

According to the legends Orcs may be descended by Avarin elves captured and corrupted by Melkor. The Barrow-wights may also be spirits of Avari.[source?]

Tribes

Their population was composed of half of the Tatyar and one third of the Nelyar, who maybe were called Lindai. According to a tradition their leaders were Morwë of the Tatyar and Nurwë of the Nelyar.

The Avari who finally went westwards, were mingled with the Nandor of the Vales of Anduin, Eriador and some reached Beleriand, mingling with the Laiquendi. But very few settled in Doriath. The Avari who came from the Tatyar were unfriendly and jealous to the Noldor, their exalted kin, and accused them for arrogance.

The Avari after the end of the First Age started to mingle with the remnants of the Sindar producing the Silvan Elves

Six tribes of Avari are mentioned in the Third Age, and their names are all cognates of the Primitive Quendian word Kwendî (the Speakers): Kindi, Cuind, Hwenti, Windan, Kinn-lai, Penni.[1]

Languages

The names above are the only certain Avarin words ever mentioned in the published Middle-earth material. It is speculated however that Dorwinion was an Avarin land, with Winion carrying the meaning of "Wine".[2]

It is also possible that the name Eöl is an Avarin one.

Names

The Avari were called Abari in Telerin; they were also called Moripendi (an equivalent of Quenya Moriquendi which referred to the Sindar as well).[1]

In Sindarin they were called Evair.

Other versions of the legendarium

In older versions of the legendarium, the name Avari was originally that of the later Eldar, then meaning "those that departed".

In other, relatively late writings, a brief idea was that the Avari did not come from the three clans, but from two other clans, led by Nurwë and Morwë. This idea was later dropped. In the final conception, the Elves were divided into three tribes.

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The War of the Jewels, "Quendi and Eldar"
  2. http://www.jrrvf.com/hisweloke/site3/articles.php?lng=fr&pg=36

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