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This article is about Northern parts of Middle-earth. For the the Northlands of Númenor, see Forostar.

Northlands was a vague term for the lands north of Beleriand, including Ard-galen/Anfauglith, the Ered Engrin, and probably Hithlum.[1]

After Beleriand sank beneath the Sea, "Northlands" became used more broadly for the northern regions of Middle-earth, such as Forodwaith.[source?]