Khand was the name of a land which lay to the south-east of Mordor and to the east of Near Harad. Almost nothing is known about Khand or its people, save that their number included Variags, who fought for Sauron's army, but nothing aside from their name is mentioned.
Based on the map of the region, and its proximity to Harad, Khand was most likely a dry and barren land covered in desert. Its geography is little-known, although it could either constitute dry grassland or sandy desert.
The meaning of Khand is unknown. However, Khand is a word that means "realm" in India, according to The Thain's Book Website, for instance in the usage of the Indian state of Uttarakhand, literally meaning "Northern Realm".
|Foreign Language||Translated name|
|Danish||Khand ("Det Nordlige Orientalske Land")|
|Kazakh||Ханд (Cyrillic) Xand (Latin)|
|Serbian||Кханд (Cyrillic) Khand (Latin)|
|Amon Ereb • Brethil • Dor-lómin • Estolad • Ladros • Rhûn • Harad • Eriador|
|Arnor • Dunland • Gondor • Harad • Númenor • Rhûn • Umbar|
|Arnor (later split into Arthedain, Cardolan, and Rhudaur) • Rohan • City of Dale (later became a Kingdom) • Dunland • Lake-town (later part of the Kingdom of Dale) • Gondor • Harad • Khand • Kingdom of Rhovanion • Rhûn • Umbar • Vales of Anduin|
|Kingdom of Dale • Harad • Núrn • Reunited Kingdom of Gondor and Arnor • Rohan • Rhûn • Khand • Eriador • Rhovanion • Vales of Anduin|