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Men of Dale

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The Men of Dale
DominionsDale, Kingdom of Dale
LanguagesWestron, Dalish
Lifespanshorter than Númenórean
MembersGirion, Bardings (Bard, Brand)

The Men who dwelt in Dale, a township at the feet of the Lonely Mountain. After Dale was destroyed by Smaug, their descendants dwelt on the Long Lake with the Lake-men, until the town was refounded by Bard.[1]


  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, Appendix B, "The Third Age"