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Ranga

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The Ranga, or Full Pace, was a Númenórean linear measure. It was slightly longer than a yard, measuring 38 inches (3'2", or 96.5 centimetres). In the later days, when the stature of the Númenóreans decreased, two Rangar was called "man-high" (suggesting that the average Dúnadan was 6'4" or thereabouts). The Ranga was said to be a full stride from the rear heel to the front toe, by a full-grown Númenórean man in quick march. 5000 Rangar made up a Lár.[1]

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  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, Christopher Tolkien (ed.), Unfinished Tales, "The Disaster of the Gladden Fields", "Appendix: Númenórean Linear Measures"