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The East-lands or the Eastern Territories was a region of Gondor.

The East-lands comprised of the lands east of Dagorlad, south of the realm and region of Rhovanion, north of the Ash Mountains, and west of the Sea of Rhûn.[1]

According to the Atlas of Middle-earth, the area totaled about 206,511 square miles.[2]

Description

The East-lands were mainly a plains-land consisting of scattered woodlands and cold winters and warmer summers. It was possibly sparsely populated by the Men of Gondor who spoke Westron.[3]

History

Early

The East-lands were once part of Rhûn or 'The East' for thousands of years and inhabited by Easterlings and other Men of Darkness. During the late fifth century of the Third Age in TA 490, the Easterlings invaded Gondor from this land and were at war with Gondor periodically for about fifty-one years until King Turambar decisively defeated them in TA 541. After which, the King led his armies into the land and after about nine years of campaigning there the land became a province of Gondor by TA 550, and the Easterlings were forced further east.[4][5]

Middle years and Loss

The East-lands remained a part of Gondor for over 1,300 years during which the province apparently remained well-preserved even during the disastrous Kin-strife. The province suffered heavily during the Great Plague. The traditionally hostile Easterlings could have threatened the province but was not attacked probably because the Easterlings were hit hard by the Plague as well.

Two-hundred years later in TA 1851, the Easterling Wainriders invaded Gondor thru the East-lands and in TA 1856 the King Narmacil loss a key battle that lost Gondor the East-lands completely for over a thousand years. After this time, the land became a haven of Easterling invaders again who were frequently stirred up by Sauron directly or indirectly.[4][5]

War of the Ring and Recovery

The Easterlings allied themselves with the forces of Sauron during War of the Ring were defeated along with him and gradually pushed back into the far eastern part by King Elessar, and the East-lands once again became part of Gondor and the Reunited Kingdom.[6][7]

Translations

Foreign Language Translated name
Afrikaans Oos-Gebiede
Albanian Lindja Territoret
Amharic ምሥራቅ ክልሎች
Arabic الشرق الاقاليم
Armenian Արևելյան տարածքներ
Azerbaijani Şərq Ərazilər
Basque Ekialdeko lurraldeak
Belarusian Cyrillic Усходні тэрыторыі
Bengali পূর্ব অঞ্চল
Bosnian Istok teritoriji
Bulgarian Cyrillic Източен Територии
Cambodian ទឹកដីតិសខាងកើត
Catalan Territoris Oriental
Cebuano Sidlakang mga Teritoryo
Croatian Istočni teritoriji
Czech Východní území
Danish Østomraader
Dutch Oost-Gebieden
Estonian Ida-Territooriumid
Faroese Eysturlandið
Finnish Itä-Alueiden
French Territoires oriental
Frisian East-Gebieten (Western)
Galician Territorios Leste
Georgian აღმოსავლეთი ტერიტორიები
German Ost-Länder
Greek Ανατολικό εδάφη
Gujarati પૂર્વ પ્રદેશો
Hausa Gabas Yankuna
Hungarian Kelet-Területek
Hindi पूर्व प्रदेशों
Icelandic Austur-Svæðum
Indonesian Timur Wilayah
Irish Gaelic An Críocha Thoir
Italian Territori Est
Japanese 東領土
Kannada ಪೂರ್ವ ಪ್ರದೇಶಗಳು
Kazakh Шығыс Аумақтар (Cyrillic) Şığıs Awmaqtar (Latin)
Korean 동 영토
Kyrgyz Cyrillic Чыгыш аймактарды
Laotian ອານາເຂດພາກຕາເວັນອອກ
Latvian Austrumteritorijas
Lithuanian Rytų Teritorijos
Luxembourgish Osten-Territoiren
Macedonian Cyrillic Источен Територии
Malaysian Timur Wilayah-wilayah
Maltese Lvant Territorji
Marathi पूर्व प्रदेश
Mongolian Cyrillic Зүүн Нутаг дэвсгэр
Nepalese पूर्वी क्षेत्रहरु
Norwegian Øst-Territorier
Odia ପୂର୍ବ ଅଞ୍ଚଳଗୁଡିକ
Pashto ختیځ ولایتونه
Persian شرقی سرزمینها
Polish Terytoria Wschodni
Portuguese Territórios orientais
Punjabi ਪੂਰਬੀ ਪ੍ਰਦੇਸ਼
Romanian Teritoriile de Est
Russian Восточный территорий
Scottish Gaelic Tìrean an Ear
Serbian Источни територије (Cyrillic) Istočni teritorije (Latin)
Sinhalese නැගෙනහිර භූමිය
Sindhi اوڀر علائقا
Slovak Východné území
Slovenian Vzhodni ozemlja
Somalian Bariga Gobollada
Spanish Territorios orientales
Sundanese Wétan Wilayah
Swahili Mikoa ya Mashariki
Swedish Östterritorier
Tajik Cyrillic Шарқӣ Минтақаҳо
Tamil கிழக்குத் பிரதேசங்கள்
Tatar Көнчыгыш Территорияләр
Telugu తూర్పు భూభాగాలు
Thai อีสเทิร์นภูมิภาค
Turkish Doğu Bölgeleri
Turkmen Gündogar Sebitleri
Ukrainian Cyrillic Східний територій
Urdu مشرقی علاقہ جات
Uyghur شەرق رايونلار
Uzbek Чарқий Ҳудудлар (Cyrillic) Sharqiy Hududlar (Latin)
Vietnamese Đông lãnh thổ
Welsh Dwyrain Tiriogaethau
Yiddish מזרח טעראַטאָריז
Yoruba Ìlàòrùn awọn agbegbe

References

  1. The Atlas of Middle-earth pg. 54-5
  2. The Atlas of Middle-earth pg. 191
  3. The Atlas of Middle-earth pgs. 180-89
  4. 4.0 4.1 The Lord of the Rings: Appendix A, "The Númenorean Kings", "Gondor and the Heirs of Anárion"
  5. 5.0 5.1 The Lord of the Rings: Appendix B, "The Third Age"
  6. The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
  7. The Atlas of Middle-earth pg. 176
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