The Calaquendi (singular Calaquendë) are the Elves of the Light, and refers to those that reached Valinor and dwelt there ever after or for some time.


The Calaquendi included the Vanyar, Ñoldor, and those Teleri who passed over Belegaer, as well as the Sindarin king Thingol alone of all his people. Another name for them was Amanyar (with the exception of Thingol, who was not of the Amanyar), meaning "Those of Aman". The kindreds who settled in Aman, and their descendants, were also referred to as "High Elves", or Tareldar.

Those Elves who refused the summons of the Valar or did not complete the Great Journey to Valinor were named instead the Úmanyar, meaning "Not of Aman", and Moriquendi, or "Dark Elves" (those who had not seen the Light).

See also


Foreign Language Translated name
Amharic ጫላቁአንዲ
Arabic كالاكيندي
Armenian Ծալաqւենդի
Belarusian Cyrillic Калаqуэнді
Bengali ক্যালাকন্দি
Bulgarian Cyrillic Калакуeнди
Chinese 光明精灵
Georgian კალაქუენდი
Greek Καλαqυενδι
Gujarati કેલાક્વેન્ડી
Hebrew שאלאקוינדי
Hindi कैलाक्वेन्डी
Japanese カラクウェンディ
Kannada ಕ್ಯಾಲಾಕ್ವೆಂಡಿ
Kazakh Cyrillic Калақұэнді
Korean 칼라 첸디
Kyrgyz Cyrillic Калаqуэнди
Macedonian Cyrillic Цалаqуенди
Marathi कॅलाक्वेन्डी
Mongolian Cyrillic Калаqуэнди
Nepalese चलक़ुएन्दि
Pashto چالاقوېندی
Persian کالاکوئندی
Punjabi ਕੈਲਾਕੈਂਡੀ
Russian Кала́уенди
Serbian Цалакуенди (Cyrillic) Calakuendi (Latin)
Sinhalese චල​ඇඋඑඳි
Slovenian Calaquendiji
Tajik Cyrillic Чалақуенди
Tamil காளையூண்டு
Telugu కాలక్యూన్ది
Thai คาลาเควนดิ
Ukrainian Cyrillic Калаqуенді
Urdu کالقواندا
Uzbek Калақуенди (Cyrillic) Kalaquendi (Latin)
Yiddish קאַלאַקווענדי
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