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Not to be confused with: Sunlending, the Rohirric name of Anórien

Sunlands was a name in the Shire that referred to the far southern lands of Middle-earth, roughly the same region as Harad.[1]

Samwise Gamgee heard tales of the Swertings, Big Folk of the Sunlands who rode on oliphaunts when they fight.[2]


  1. Robert Foster (1978), The Complete Guide to Middle-earth, p. 368
  2. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Two Towers, "The Black Gate is Closed"