Snaga was a contemptuous term for the lesser Orcs of Mordor and Isengard, used especially among the larger and stronger Uruk-hai. It comes from a word in the Black Speech meaning 'slave' or 'servant'.
Two orcs named (or called) "Snaga" appear in The Lord of the Rings:
Portrayal in adaptations
- The "Snaga-hai" appear as a faction of Orcs, portrayed on a card by artist Steve Otis.
- Snaga was voiced by Andy Serkis.