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'''Dark Land''', also referred to as '''Dark Country''' is a mysterious continent south of [[Middle-earth]]. No [[Elves]] or [[Dwarves]] live here, but there could be wild [[Men]] here. The [[Númenórean]]s probably visited it on their long journeys, although it is not known if they established dwellings there.
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'''Dark Land''', also referred to as '''Dark Country''' was a mysterious continent south of [[Middle-earth]]. No [[Elves]] or [[Dwarves]] lived here, but there could have been wild [[Men]] here. The [[Númenóreans]] probably visited it on their long journeys, although it is not known if they established dwellings there.
As seen in the ''[[Ambarkanta]]'', it occupies a position on [[Arda]] much like Antarctica and Australia do compared to Eurasia, if Antarctica and Australia were one land-mass.
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==Inspiration==
 
Before [[Africa]] was visited by people from Europe, it was known as the "Dark Land". It is possible that Tolkien could have been inspired by this.
 
Before [[Africa]] was visited by people from Europe, it was known as the "Dark Land". It is possible that Tolkien could have been inspired by this.
  
In the game ''[[Middle-earth Role Playing]]'' by [[Iron Crown Enterprises]], a [[Sindarin]] name for the Dark Land — '''Morenor''' (probably intended to mean "Dark Middle-earth") — was given, although it does not appear in any of Tolkien's writings. If the name existed in Sindarin at all the form would more likely be '''Morennor'''.
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==Portrayal in Adaptations==
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In the game ''[[Middle-earth Role Playing]]'' by [[Iron Crown Enterprises]], a [[Sindarin]] name for the Dark Land - '''Morenor''' - was given, although it does not appear in any of Tolkien's writings.  
  
 
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This article is non-canon.

Dark Land, also referred to as Dark Country was a mysterious continent south of Middle-earth. No Elves or Dwarves lived here, but there could have been wild Men here. The Númenóreans probably visited it on their long journeys, although it is not known if they established dwellings there.

Inspiration

Before Africa was visited by people from Europe, it was known as the "Dark Land". It is possible that Tolkien could have been inspired by this.

Portrayal in Adaptations

In the game Middle-earth Role Playing by Iron Crown Enterprises, a Sindarin name for the Dark Land - Morenor - was given, although it does not appear in any of Tolkien's writings.