|?||This article or section needs citations.|
The descriptive majority of this article or section's text may currently be speculative, and should be supported with references.
The Elves named themselves Quendi (Quenya; IPA: [ˈkʷendi]; "the Speakers"; singular Quendë; [ˈkʷende]), in honour of the fact that, when they were created, they were the only living things they knew of who were able to speak. (This name is no accident — Tolkien was a philologist.)
|Foreign Language||Translated name|
|Kazakh||Квенди (Cyrillic) Kvendï (Latin)|
|Serbian||Квенди (Cyrillic) Kvendi (Latin)|