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They were the largest clan, being the 74/144 of the population. Of those, the 46/74 followed [[Elwë]] to the West and became the [[Teleri]], while 28/74 [[Avari|stayed back]].
 
They were the largest clan, being the 74/144 of the population. Of those, the 46/74 followed [[Elwë]] to the West and became the [[Teleri]], while 28/74 [[Avari|stayed back]].
  
The other original clans were [[Minyar]] 'Firsts', and [[Tatyar]] 'Seconds' according to the Elf-fathers [[Imin]] 'One' and [[Tata]] 'Two'.
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The other original clans were [[Minyar]] 'Firsts', and [[Tatyar]] 'Seconds' according to the Elf-fathers [[Imin]] 'One' and [[Tata (Elf)|Tata]] 'Two'.
  
 
Source: [[HoME XI]], 380-381.
 
Source: [[HoME XI]], 380-381.
  
 
[[Category:Elves]]
 
[[Category:Elves]]

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The Nelyar was the original name of the third Clan of the elves, Teleri, before the Great March. The Clan-name, meaning 'Thirds' (q. cardinal nelya 'third') was derived from the name of the father of the Clan, Enel 'Three'. Enel was the third Elf-father, who awoke at Cuiviénen.

They were the largest clan, being the 74/144 of the population. Of those, the 46/74 followed Elwë to the West and became the Teleri, while 28/74 stayed back.

The other original clans were Minyar 'Firsts', and Tatyar 'Seconds' according to the Elf-fathers Imin 'One' and Tata 'Two'.

Source: HoME XI, 380-381.