The Mindeb was a river of Beleriand, a northern tributary to Sirion.

The Mindeb began in the Ered Gorgoroth near the Pass of Anarch, and was met by a tributary coming from the Crissaegrim. It formed the boundary between Dimbar and Nan Durgotheb. It formed the western border of the forest of Neldoreth in Doriath and was part of the Girdle of Melian. According to Karen Wynn Fonstad's The Atlas of Middle-earth, the river was about fifty miles in length.[1]


Mindeb was a Sindarin word.[2]

Translations around the World

Foreign Language Translated name
Amharic ሚንደብ
Arabic مينديب
Armenian Մինդեբ
Belerusian Міндеб
Bengali মিন্দেব
Bulgarian Миндеб
Chinese (Hong Kong) 明代布河
Dari میندهب
Georgian მინდები
Greek Μινδεβ
Gujarati મિન્દેબ
Hindi मिन्देब
Kazakh Міндеб
Kurdish مینده‌ب
Kyrgyz Миндэб
Macedonian Миндеб
Mongolian Миндеб
Nepali मिन्देब
Pashto میندېب
Persian میندهب ?
Russian Миндеб
Sanskrit मिन्देब्
Serbian Миндеб (Cyrillic) Mindeb (Latinised)
Sinhala මිඳෙබ්
Tajik Миндеб
Tamil மிந்தெப்
Telugu మిన్దెబ
Tigrinya ሚንደብ
Ukrainian Міндеб
Urdu میندےب
Uyghur مىندەب
Uzbek Миндеб (Cyrillic) Mindeb (Latinised)
Yiddish מינדעב

Rivers of Beleriand

Adurant | Aros | Ascar | Brilthor | Brithon | Celebros | Celon | Dry River | Duilwen | Esgalduin | Gelion | Ginglith | Glithui | Greater Gelion | Legolin | Little Gelion | Malduin | Mindeb | Narog | Nenning | Ringwil | Sirion | Taeglin


  1. The Atlas of Middle-earth, The First Age, The Elder Days, "Beleriand and the Lands to the North"
  2. The Complete Guide to Middle-earth
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