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The '''Ranga''', or '''Full Pace''', was a [[Númenor|Númenórean]] linear measure. It was slightly longer than a yard, measuring 38 inches (3'2", or 95 centimetres).  In the later days, when the stature of the [[Númenóreans]] decreased, two ''Rangar'' was called "man-high" (suggesting that the average [[Dúnedain]] was 6'4" or thereabouts). The ''Ranga'' was said to be a full stride from the rear heel to the front toe, by a full-grown Númenórean man in quick march.  5000 ''Rangar'' made up a ''[[Lár]]''.<ref>{{UT|Linear}}</ref>
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The '''Ranga''', or '''Full Pace''', was a [[Númenor|Númenórean]] linear measure. It was slightly longer than a yard, measuring 38 inches (3'2", or 95 centimetres).  In the later days, when the stature of the [[Númenóreans]] decreased, two ''Rangar'' was called "man-high" (suggesting that the average [[Dúnedain|Dúnadan]] was 6'4" or thereabouts). The ''Ranga'' was said to be a full stride from the rear heel to the front toe, by a full-grown Númenórean man in quick march.  5000 ''Rangar'' made up a ''[[Lár]]''.<ref>{{UT|Linear}}</ref>
  
 
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The Ranga, or Full Pace, was a Númenórean linear measure. It was slightly longer than a yard, measuring 38 inches (3'2", or 95 centimetres). In the later days, when the stature of the Númenóreans decreased, two Rangar was called "man-high" (suggesting that the average Dúnadan was 6'4" or thereabouts). The Ranga was said to be a full stride from the rear heel to the front toe, by a full-grown Númenórean man in quick march. 5000 Rangar made up a Lár.[1]

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  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), Unfinished Tales, "The Disaster of the Gladden Fields", "Appendix: Númenórean Linear Measures"