Taur-im-Duinath was a dark and gloomy forest that extended over a vast area of land in the southern part of East Beleriand.

According to The Atlas of Middle-earth, Taur-im-Duinath extended over one-hundred and fifty miles from east to west and possibly two-hundred miles from north to south. Though it was separated from them by the river Gelion, Taur-im-Duinath was part of a great Southern Forest that extended far into Eriador.[2][3]


Apparently no one lived in the forest, at least not permanently, and people seemed to fear it greatly, including the Orcs. The only people known to travel through here were a few Dark Elves wandering through it on some errand of their own. All of this land was destroyed after the War of Wrath at the end of the First Age along with most of the rest of the Beleriand.[4][5]


Taur-im-Duinath is Sindarin, translating as "Forest between Rivers" because it lay south of the Andram between the Sirion and the Gelion.[6]

Translations around the world

Foreign Language Translated name
Amharic ታኡር፡ኢም፡ዱኢናጥ
Arabic تاور-إيم--دويناث
Armenian Տաուր-իմ-Դուինատհ
Belarusian Cyrillic Таур-ім-Дуінатh
Bengali তাউর-ইম-দুইনাথ
Bulgarian Cyrillic Таур-им-Дуинатх
Georgian ტაურ-იმ-დუინათი
Greek Τάουρ-ιμ-Ντουίναθ
Gujarati ટૌર-ઇમ-ડ્યુનાથ
Hebrew טאור אים דואינאת
Hindi ट्और्-इम्-डुइनथ
Kannada ಟೌರ್-ಇಮ್-ಡುಇನಥ್
Kazakh Таұр-ім-Дұінатһ (Cyrillic) Taur-im-Duinath (Latin)
Korean 타우ᄅ-임-듸아ᄃᄒ ?
Kyrgyz Cyrillic Таур-им-Дуинатh
Macedonian Cyrillic Таур-им-Дуинатх
Marathi टौर-इम-डुइनथ
Mongolian Cyrillic Таур-им-Дуинатh
Nepalese ट्और्-इम्-डुइनथ
Pashto طاور-یم-ضویناته ?
Persian طاورءیمءضویناته ?
Punjabi ਟੌਰ-ਇਮ੍-ਡੁਇਨਥ
Russian Таур-им-Дуинат
Sanskrit ट्और्-इम्-डुइनथ्
Serbian Таур-им-Дуинат (Cyrillic) Taur-im-Duinat (Latin)
Sinhalese ටෝර-ඉම්-ඩිනනාත්
Tajik Cyrillic Таур-им-Дуинатҳ
Tamil தனுர்-இம்-டுஇநத்ஹ்
Telugu తయూర్-ఇన్-దూరినాథ్
Ukrainian Cyrillic Тавр-ім-Duinat
Urdu طاورءیمءضویناته ?
Uzbek Таур-им-Дуинатҳ (Cyrillic) Taur-im-Duinath (Latin)
Yiddish טאַור-ים-דוינאַטה


  1. The Silmarillion, Appendix: Index of Names
  2. The Atlas of Middle-earth, The First Age, The Elder Days, "Introduction"
  3. The Atlas of Middle-earth, The First Age, The Elder Days, "Beleriand and the Lands to the North"
  4. The Silmarillion, Quenta Silmarillion, Chapter XIV: "Of Beleriand and its Realms"
  5. The Silmarillion, Quenta Silmarillion, Chapter XVIII: "Of the Ruin of Beleriand and the Fall of Fingolfin"
  6. The Complete Guide to Middle-earth
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