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Translated names

According to the Index Translationum,[1] J.R.R. Tolkien's works have been translated into at least 45 languages. Because it is not quite feasible to list all, this article attempts to provide a resource for those who have not read Tolkien's work in English, or for those who are simply curious what tricks the translators used to translate some of Tolkien's intricate personal and place names.

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[edit] A

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Age Era Zeitalter Âge Edad del Sol Aika
Arkenstone Arkensteen Arkenstein Pierre Arcane Arkkikivi

[edit] B

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Bag End Balingshoek Beutelsend Cul-de-Sac Bolsón Cerrado Repunpää
Baggins Balings Beutlin Sacquet Bolsón Reppuli
Barliman Butterbur Gersteman Boterbast/Boterbloem (revised edition) Gerstenmann Butterblume Prosper Poiredebeurré Cebadilla Mantecona Viljami Voivalvatti
Battle of Five Armies Slag van Vijf Legers Schlacht der Fünf Heere Bataille des Cinq Armées Batalla de los Cinco Ejércitos Viiden armeijan taistelu
Battle of Greenfields Slag van Groeneveld Schlacht von Grünfeld Bataille des Champs Verts Viherkenttien taistelu
Battle of Unnumbered Tears Slag van Ongetelde Tranen Schlacht der Ungezählten Tränen Bataille des Larmes Innombrables Batalla de las Lágrimas Innumerables Lukemattomien Kyynelten Taistelu
Bindbale Wood Pakkebaal Bos Schiefertonwald/Bindwehwald (revised edition) Forêt de Bindbole Palokorpi
Brandy Hall Brandeburcht Brandyschloss/Brandygut or Gut Brandy (revised edition) Château-Brande Casa Brandi Rankkihovi
Brandywine Brandewijn Brandywein Brandevin Brandivino Rankkivuo
Bree Breeg Bree Bree Bree Brii
Bridgefields Brugkamp Brückengau/Brückenfelde (revised edition) Les Champs du Pont Sillanaho
Brockenborings Brockenschacht Bockenburg Trousgrisards Tejonera Purumurjula
Buckland Bokland Bockland Pays de Bouc Gamoburgo Bukinmaa
Bullroarer Bullebas Bullenrassler Taureau Mugissant Toro Bramador Härkäräikkä
Bywater Bijwater Wasserau Lèzeau Delagua Virranvarsi

[edit] C

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Chubb Meun Pausbacken Boulot Pönkeli
cold-drake koud-draak Kaltdrache Hyykäärmeet
Crickhollow Krikhol Krickloch Creux-de-Crique Krikkolo

[edit] D

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Dale Dal Thal Le Val Ciudad de Valle Laakso
Dragon-helm of Dor-lómin Drakenhelm van Dor-lómin Drachenhelm von Dor-lómin Heaume du Dragon de Dor-lómin Dor-lóminin Lohikäärmekypäri
Dwaling Dullingen Nachtschatten/Dwollingen (revised edition) Valinkka

[edit] E

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Eagles Adelaars Adler Aigles Águilas Kotkat
Entwash Entwas Entwasser Entalluve Entaguas Entinoja
Evenstar Avondster Abendstern Étoile du Soir Iltatähti
Evermind Immerdaar Immertreu Souvenir éternel Ikimuisto

[edit] F

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Fallohides Vavels Falbhäute Pâles Albos Helokesit
Farthing Kwartier Viertel Quartier Cuaderna
Fellowship of the Ring Reisgenootschap van de Ring Die Gemeinschaft des Ringes, die Gefährten Communauté de l'anneau Comunidad del Anillo Sormuksen Saattue
Frogmorton Puitenlee Froschmoorstetten/Froschmoorstätten (revised edition) Lagrenouillère Los Ranales Sammakkosuo

[edit] G

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Gamgee Gewissies Gamdschie Gamegie Gamyi Gamgi
Gates of Sirion Poorten van de Sirion Pforten des Sirion Portes du Sirion Las Puertas del Sirion Sirionin Portit
Girdley Island Ringeleiland Gürtelinsel/Insel Gürtenau (revised edition) Île de Girdley Paulasaari
Gladden Lisse Schwertel Iris Río Gladio Kurjenmiekkajoki
Gladden Fields Lissevelden Schwertelfelder Champs aux Iris/Champs d'Iris Campos Gladios Kurjenmiekkakentät
Goldberry Goudbezie Goldbeere Baie d'Or Baya de Oro Kultamarja
Gollum Gollem Gollum Gollum Gollum Klonkku
Great River Grand Fleuve Rio Grande
Greyflood Grijsvloed Grauflut Flot Gris Agua Gris Harmaavirta
Grey Mountains Grijze bergen Graues Gebirge Montagnes grises Montañas Grises Harmaavuoret

[edit] H

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Harfoots Bruivels Harfüße Pieds velus Pelosos Karvajalat
Hoarwell Grauwel Weißquell Fontgrise Fontegris Maitokymi
Hobbiton Hobbitstee Hobbingen Hobbitebourg Hobbiton Hobittila
Hollin Hulst Hulsten Houssaye Acebeda Paatsamala

[edit] K

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Kinslaying Broedermoord Sippenmord Matanza Sukusurma

[edit] L

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Little Delving Lutjedelft Lützelbinge Petitecave Cavada Pequeña Vähä-Möyremä
Longbottom Langedaal Langgrund Longoulet Valle Largo Pitkänpohja
Loudwater Luidwater Lautwasser Sonoronne Sonorona Kohuvesi

[edit] M

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Maggot Van der Made Maggot Père Maggotte Granjero Maggot Magot
Marish Moer Bruch Maresque Marjala Neva
Men of the West Edain van het Westen Menschen des Westens Hommes de l'Ouest hombres del Oeste Lännen edain
Meriadoc "Merry" Brandybuck Meriadoc "Merijn" Brandebok Meriadoc "Merry" Brandybock Meriadoc "Merry" Brandebouc Meriadoc "Merry" Brandigamo Meriadoc "Merri" Rankkibuk
Michel Delving Grotedelft Michelbinge Grand'cave Cavada Grande Järin Möyremä
Middle-earth Midden-aarde Mittelerde Terre du Milieu Tierra Media Keski-Maa
Mirkwood Demsterwold, Deemsterwold Düsterwald Forêt Noire, Forêt de Grand'Peur Bosque Negro Synkmetsä
Misty Mountains Nevelbergen Nebelgebirge Monts Brumeux Montañas Nubladas Sumuvuoret
Mount Doom Doemberg Schicksalsberg Montagne du Destin Monte del Destino Tuomiovuori

[edit] N

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Needlehole Naaldhol Nadelhohl Trou de l'aiguille Ojo de Aguja Äimänsilmä
Nobottle Geenhuijzen Ohnbüttel/Neuhausen (revised edition) Nobotella Peräkylä

[edit] O

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Old Forest Oude Woud Alter Wald Vieille Forêt Bosque Viejo Vanha Metsä
Orc Ork Ork Orque, Orc Orco Örki
Overhill Overheuvel Oberbühl Par-delà-la-Colline Sobremonte Ylismäki

[edit] P

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Pincup Vinkop Felsmulde/Finkenschlupf (revised edition) Pinkkala
Pipe-weed Pijpkruid Pfeifenkraut Herbe à pipe Hierba para pipa Pehku
Peregrin "Pippin" Took Peregrijn "Pepijn" Toek Peregrin "Pippin" Tuk Peregrin "Pippin/Pipe" Touque Peregrin "Pippin" Tuk Peregrin Tuk

[edit] Q

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Quarry Grave Steinbruch Carrière
Quickbeam Vlugstraal Flinkbaum Vifsorbier

[edit] R

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Ranger Doler Waldläufer Rôdeur Montaraz
Ringwraith Ringgeest Ringgeist Esprit Servant de l'Anneau
Rivendell Rivendel Bruchtal Fondcombe Rivendel
Rose Cotton Roosje Katoen Rosie Hüttinger Rose "Rosie" Chaumine
Rushy Lisse Rohrholm

[edit] S

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Samwise Gamgee Sam Gewissies Samweis Gamdschie Samsagace Gamegie Samsagaz Gamyi Samvais Gamgi
Sarn Ford Sarnvoorde Sarnfurt Gué de Sarn
Scary Klip Schären Scary
Second People Het Tweede Volk Zweitgeborene
Shadowfax Schaduwvacht Schattenfell Gripoil Sombragris
Shire Gouw Auenland Comté Comarca Kontu
Shirebourn Klaarbeek Auenbronn Rivière de la Comté
Silverlode Zilverlei Silberlauf Cours d'Argent Cauce de Plata
Smials Smielen Smials Smials
Standelf Staandelf Steingrube
Sting Prik Stich Dard Dardo
Stock Stok Stock Stock
Stoors Stoerders Starren Forts Fuertes
Strider Stapper Streicher Grand-Pas Trancos

[edit] T

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The Lord of the Rings In de Ban van de Ring Der Herr der Ringe Le Seigneur des Anneaux El Señor de los Anillos
The Prancing Pony De steigerende pony Zum tänzelnden Pony Le Poney Fringant El Pony Pisador
The Return of the King De Terugkeer van de Koning Die Rückkehr des Königs Le Retour du Roi El Retorno del Rey
The Two Towers De Twee Torens Die Zwei Türme Les Deux Tours Las Dos Torres
The Water Het Water Die Wässer L'Eau
Thistle Brook Distelbeek Distelbach Ruisseau aux Chardons
Thorin Thorin Eikenschild Thorin Eichenschild Thorin II Écu-de-Chêne Thorin Escudo de Roble
Took Toek Tuk Touque Tuk Tuk
Tookbank Toekhelling Tukhang Côteau-de-Touque
Treebeard Boombaard Baumbart Sylvebarbe Bárbol
Two Lamps Twee Lampen Die zwei Lampen
Two Trees of Valinor Twee Bomen van Valinor Die zwei Bäume Deux Arbres de Valinor

[edit] U

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Undying Lands Onsterfelijke Landen Die Unsterblichen Lande Terres Immortelles

[edit] W

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Waymoot Wegemoet Wegscheid Carrefour
Weather Hills Weerheuvels Wetterberge Collines du Vent
Westernesse Westernisse Westernis Ouistrenesse
White Downs Witte Duinen Weiße Höhen Hauts Blancs
Whitfurrows Witvoren Weißfurchen Blancs Sillons
Willowbottom Wilgedal Weidengrund Creux aux Saules
Withywindle Wilgewinde Weidenwinde Tournesaule
Woodhall Bosrode Waldhof Castelbois
Woody End Houtenend Waldende Bout des Bois
Wormtongue Slangtong Schlangenzunge Langue de Serpent Lengua de Serpiente
Wose Wildeman Wasa Wose

[edit] Y

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Yule Joel Jul