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There needs to be a history of the Dwarves on here.

Yes. I suggest you register and help create it. Dwarvish history is large enough it deserves its own article, yet small enough that it wouldn't be so long as, say, an Elvish history article, which would practically be an article on the First Age, and a little on the Second and Third ages. We should probably write a chronological article and then place a timeline at the bottom. I don't have time at the moment, but I hope to get to it tomorrow. --Narfil Pal├╣rfalas 22:49, 18 August 2006 (EDT)

Lifespan 250 years is particularly closely adhered to in the timeline/genealogies (and sons born at father's age either 101 or 102!), but this is for the Longbeards who we are told to be the longest-lived of the Houses.--Osric 12:43, 14 November 2006 (EST)

I would like to know the source of the fact that longbeards were particularly long-lived out of all other dwarves. i'm pretty sure its speculation. --Kulid123 22:45, 17 February 2019 (UTC)

Uncited Quotations[edit]

Just wanted to mention that the later half of the Nature section (first 4 of the last 5 paragraphs in the section) contain verbatim quotations from "Appendix A, Durin's Folk" without being placed in quotations, block quotes or appropriately cited as being written by Tolkien (as opposed to being written by a wiki user). While I realize citing a source is generally sufficient with paraphrased, or short duplicated material, entire paragraphs seems another matter. I'm not sure if this is intentional or desirable, but thought I should raise the question at least. (Sorry, but I am not interested in editing any more wikis.) -- 15:32, 9 February 2012 (UTC)

Notice the "Sources" tag at the top. It needs work. --Ederchil (Talk/Contribs/Edits) 16:23, 9 February 2012 (UTC)

So the article is fine the way its structured ? Just need to go in and find citations for unsorced works?? Throrin Longbeard 09:18, 3 April 2014 (UTC)


"They were 4.5 - 5 feet (1.35 - 1.52 m) tall" -- I would like to know the source for this information. --Tik 20:22, 1 November 2017 (UTC)

Their physical characteristics are covered in The War of the Jewels which is why it is sourced at the end of that line.
There is no mention of size in the HOME 11 chapter "Concerning the Dwarves", only a mention about beards which is in this phrase. But in the Nature of Middle-earth part 2 chap 6 it is said : "Dwarves were about 4 ft. high at least." and speaking about the Bayne's painting : "Gimli is about the height that the hobbits should have been, but was probably somewhat taller; the hobbits should have been between 3 ft. 4 and 3 ft. 6." That let not think of a Gimli much taller than 4 feet. That's why I think that Dwarves are not so tall : maybe between 4 and 4,5 feet. Erendis 10:46, 21 May 2022 (UTC)Erendis

Wicked dwarves?[edit]

should i add a section describing wicked dwarves? let me know asap. --Kulid123 22:45, 17 February 2019 (UTC)