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'''Halflings''' was a name for [[Hobbits]] used by [[Men]]; it was originally given to them by the tall [[Dúnedain]]. Though the Dúnedain had diminished in stature since the line of kings failed, at their greatest the had stood two [[rangar]] tall, making the average Hobbit about half their height. The name was still used by [[Gondorians]] in the [[Third Age]].
 
'''Halflings''' was a name for [[Hobbits]] used by [[Men]]; it was originally given to them by the tall [[Dúnedain]]. Though the Dúnedain had diminished in stature since the line of kings failed, at their greatest the had stood two [[rangar]] tall, making the average Hobbit about half their height. The name was still used by [[Gondorians]] in the [[Third Age]].
  
The name "Halfling" was translated into both [[Sindarin]] and [[Quenya]] as '''Perian'''.  
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The name "Halfling" is a translation from the [[Westron]] [[banakil]] which means "half-man". It was translated into both [[Sindarin]] and [[Quenya]] as '''Perian'''.  
  
 
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Revision as of 23:26, 16 January 2009

Halflings was a name for Hobbits used by Men; it was originally given to them by the tall Dúnedain. Though the Dúnedain had diminished in stature since the line of kings failed, at their greatest the had stood two rangar tall, making the average Hobbit about half their height. The name was still used by Gondorians in the Third Age.

The name "Halfling" is a translation from the Westron banakil which means "half-man". It was translated into both Sindarin and Quenya as Perian.