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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.
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.