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Original home town of the [[Gammidge Family|Gamgee]] family.
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'''Gamwich''' was a village in [[the Shire]].
  
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The original home town of the [[Gammidge Family]] (later [[Gamgee]]) and source of [[Hamfast of Gamwich|Hamfast Gamwich]]'s chosen surname, the town was also known for its own rope-making.<ref>{{App|Gamgee}}</ref>
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==Etymology==
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Gamwich is "translated" from [[Hobbitish]] ''[[Galabas]]''<ref>{{App|Translation}}</ref>
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==Location==
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In ''[[The Atlas of Middle-earth]]'', [[Karen Fonstad]] put its location near the borders of the [[Westfarthing]], but this is only speculation.<ref>[[Karen Fonstad]], ''[[The Atlas of Middle-earth]]'', Regional Maps, The Shire</ref>
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Revision as of 10:44, 31 January 2013

Gamwich was a village in the Shire.

The original home town of the Gammidge Family (later Gamgee) and source of Hamfast Gamwich's chosen surname, the town was also known for its own rope-making.[1]

Etymology

Gamwich is "translated" from Hobbitish Galabas[2]

Location

In The Atlas of Middle-earth, Karen Fonstad put its location near the borders of the Westfarthing, but this is only speculation.[3]

References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix C, "The Longfather-tree of Master Samwise"
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix F, "On Translation"
  3. Karen Fonstad, The Atlas of Middle-earth, Regional Maps, The Shire