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Is there a clear reference anywhere that said the Firebeards settles in Nogrod, and the Broadbeams in Belegost? -- Ederchil 08:06, 20 January 2008 (EST)

I'm guessing this is the quote which the statement comes from: --Hyarion 19:38, 21 January 2008 (EST)
"Since the ancestors of the Firebeards and the Broadbeams awoke in the Ered Lindon, these kindreds must be presumed to be the Dwarves of Nogrod and Belegost."
The Peoples of Middle-earth, "Of Dwarves and Men"
From what I've seen, there's a general consensus around the internet that the Firebeards were from Nogrod and the Broadbeams from Belegost. The quote above hints at that, given the order the names are given. I think also that, since the Nogrod dwarves were great smiths, the name "Firebeards" just seems to fit a little better, given the idea that smithing & forges use fire. Also, Belegost/Gabil-gathol translates as "Great Fortress", so the name "Broadbeams" fit the theme of broad/great(size). I would guess these associations have more to do with common perception than a quote from one of the HoME series.
--Vardelm 16:03, 26 March 2008 (EDT)