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Dark Land

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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.
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'''Dark Land''', also referred to as '''Southland''' was a mysterious continent far south-east of the landmass of which [[Middle-earth]] was part.  
  
==Inspiration==
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==History==
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.
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No [[Elves]] or [[Dwarves]] lived there, but there could have been wild [[Men]] here. The [[Númenóreans]] possibly visited it on their long journeys, although it is not known if they established dwellings there.
 
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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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Dark Land, also referred to as Southland was a mysterious continent far south-east of the landmass of which Middle-earth was part.

History

No Elves or Dwarves lived there, but there could have been wild Men here. The Númenóreans possibly visited it on their long journeys, although it is not known if they established dwellings there.

References