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'''Far Harad''' was the distant lands far to the south of [[Gondor]]. The name simply means the Far South (as opposed to [[Near Harad]], the more familiar southern lands). The terrain consisted mostly of desert and a jungle.
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[[Image:Far Harad.png|thumb|''Far Harad'' cover art, by [[Angus McBride]]]]
The people that lived there were unlike those of [[Near Harad]]. The all did however live in tribes, but the men of '''Far Harad''' were black skinned unlike the brown skinned men of Near Harad. It was a region almost unknown to the peoples of the northwestern parts of [[Middle-earth]]. Nonetheless, some of its fierce people travelled north at the time of the [[War of the Ring]], and fought on the side of [[Sauron]] at the [[Battle of the Pelennor Fields]][[Oliphaunts]] could be found in a great forest in '''Far Harad'''
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'''Far Harad''', a part of the larger region known as [[Harad]], was a name used in Northwestern [[Middle-earth]] for a distant, unknown land far to the south of [[Gondor]].<ref name=RKV6>{{RK|V6}}</ref> The name simply means the Far South ([[Sindarin]] ''[[Harad#Etymology|harad]]'', "south"),<ref>{{App|E1i}}</ref> as opposed to [[Near Harad]], the more familiar southern lands.
  
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Some of the people of Far Harad travelled north at the time of the [[War of the Ring]], and fought on the side of [[Sauron]] at the [[Battle of the Pelennor Fields]]. These warriors (which were described as [[Half-trolls]]) had black skin,<ref name=RKV6/> unlike those of Near Harad (said to be brown skinned){{fact}}.
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[[J.R.R. Tolkien|Tolkien]] stated that [[Gandalf]] might have made a visit to Far Harad during one of his travels, but that it was too short a visit for there having "''acquired a special name''".<ref>{{UT|Istari}}</ref>
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Revision as of 20:58, 16 May 2011

File:Far Harad.png
Far Harad cover art, by Angus McBride

Far Harad, a part of the larger region known as Harad, was a name used in Northwestern Middle-earth for a distant, unknown land far to the south of Gondor.[1] The name simply means the Far South (Sindarin harad, "south"),[2] as opposed to Near Harad, the more familiar southern lands.

Some of the people of Far Harad travelled north at the time of the War of the Ring, and fought on the side of Sauron at the Battle of the Pelennor Fields. These warriors (which were described as Half-trolls) had black skin,[1] unlike those of Near Harad (said to be brown skinned)[source?].

Tolkien stated that Gandalf might have made a visit to Far Harad during one of his travels, but that it was too short a visit for there having "acquired a special name".[3]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Return of the King, "The Battle of the Pelennor Fields"
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix E, "Pronunciation of Words and Names", "Consonants"
  3. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), Unfinished Tales, "The Istari"