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Kinn-lai

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kinn-lai was a tribe of the Avari. It is mentioned in the War of the Jewels that they went to the Uttermost South, to the Jungles of Harad, and settled there.

Etymology

It is an Avarin word meaning "the People". It derives from Primitive Quendian kwendī.[1]

Portrayal in adaptations

1982-97: Middle-earth Role Playing:

Kinn-lai, an articulation of "Quendi" (the most ancient name of the Elves), is also the name of a tribe of Avari Elves of the jungles of the Mûmakan in the Utter South of Middle-earth.[2]

References

  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), The War of the Jewels, "Part Four. Quendi and Eldar: Author's Notes to Quendi and Eldar", Note 9, p. 410
  2. Mark R. Feil (1997), Hands of the Healer (#2026), p. 18