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While we know much of the great elephant-like creatures known as the [[Mûmakil]], it is not certain whether their lesser cousins that are still known today existed in [[Middle-earth]]. [[Gandalf]] does mention them, so it is possible that they shared the wide burning plains of the [[Harad]] with their giant relatives.<ref>{{HM|H}}</ref>
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[[Image:Elephant.jpg|thumb|Elephant portrayed in ''[[Middle-earth Role Playing|MERP]]'']]
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'''Elephants''' were creatures only mentioned fleetingly. [[Gandalf]] does mention them,<ref>{{H|2}}</ref> so it is possible that they shared the wide burning plains of the [[Harad]] with what would be their giant relatives, the [[Mûmakil]].
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In [[Quenya]], the word for "elephant" is ''andamunda''. The [[Noldorin]] cognate of the same meaning is ''andabon'' or ''annabon''.<ref>{{LR|Etymologies}}, p. 372 (root [[MBUD|MBUD-]])</ref>
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Elephant portrayed in MERP

Elephants were creatures only mentioned fleetingly. Gandalf does mention them,[1] so it is possible that they shared the wide burning plains of the Harad with what would be their giant relatives, the Mûmakil.

In Quenya, the word for "elephant" is andamunda. The Noldorin cognate of the same meaning is andabon or annabon.[2]

References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Hobbit, "Roast Mutton"
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The Lost Road and Other Writings, "Part Three: The Etymologies", p. 372 (root MBUD-)