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'''Dark Land''', also referred to as '''Southland''', was a mysterious continent far south-east of the landmass of [[Middle-earth]] was part.  It laid east of the [[East Sea]].<ref>{{HM|SM}}, "The Ambarkanta"</ref>
 
'''Dark Land''', also referred to as '''Southland''', was a mysterious continent far south-east of the landmass of [[Middle-earth]] was part.  It laid east of the [[East Sea]].<ref>{{HM|SM}}, "The Ambarkanta"</ref>
 
==History==
 
==History==
No inhabitants and no history of the Dark Land is recorded. The [[Númenóreans]] possibly visited it on their long journeys, although it is not known if they established dwellings there.
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No inhabitants and no history of the Dark Land was ever recorded.
  
 
==Inspiration==
 
==Inspiration==

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This article is non-canon.

Dark Land, also referred to as Southland, was a mysterious continent far south-east of the landmass of Middle-earth was part. It laid east of the East Sea.[1]

History

No inhabitants and no history of the Dark Land was ever recorded.

Inspiration

The position of the Dark Land is reminiscent of the idea of Lemuria. The Dark Land has no role in the legendarium and appears only in few early maps by Tolkien.

References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Shaping of Middle-earth, "The Ambarkanta"