The White Downs in The Lord of the Rings Online

The White Downs, or simply The Downs[1], were a series of low hills once forming the Shire's western border, and later the boundary between its regions the Westfarthing and Westmarch.[2]

History

The White Downs was an initial border of the Shire when the lands were granted to the Hobbits by King Argeleb II of Arnor. In it were built the Hobbit towns of Little Delving and Michel Delving, which was the Shire's capital and largest city. Here, at the Free Fair held every seven years on Lithe, the Mayor of Michel Delving was elected.[3]

In the aftermath of the War of the Ring at the end of the Third Age, Sharkey's Men had turned Michel Delving into a prison, where many important Hobbits were held.[4] After the return of the King Aragorn II Elessar, the Shire was extended past the White Downs and the Far Downs beyond all the way to the Tower Hills, and the area beyond became known as the Westmarch.[2][5]

Translations

Foreign Language Translated name
Afrikaans Wit heuwels
Albanian Kodra të bardha
Amharic ነጭ ኮረብታዎች
Arabic أبيض هيلز
Armenian Սպիտակ բլուրներ
Asturian Llombes Blancu
Azerbaijani Ağ təpələr
Belarusian Cyrillic Белы-Хілс
Basque Muino Zuri
Bengali সাদা হিল্‌স
Bosnian Bijel brda
Bulgarian Cyrillic Бели хълмове
Burmese အဖြူတောင်ကုန်း
Cambodian ភ្នំពណ៌ស
Catalan Turons blancs
Cebuano Puti nga mga bungtod
Chinese 白山
Cornish Breow Gwydn
Corsican Colline bianche
Croatian Bijela brda
Czech Bílé vrchy
Danish Hvide bakker
Dutch Witte Duinen
Esperanto Blankaj montetoj
Estonian Valged mäed
Fijian Vulavula na veidelana
Filipino Puting mga burol
Finnish Valkoiset kukkulat
French Collines blanches
Frisian Wyt Heuvels (Western)
Galician Outeiros Brancos
Georgian თეთრი ბორცვები
German Weiße Höhen
Greek Λευκοί λόφοι
Gujarati સફેદ ટેકરીઓ
Hebrew הגבעות לבן
Hindi सफेद पहाड़ियों
Hungarian Fehér dombok
Icelandic Hvítar hæðir
Indonesian Bukit-bukit putih
Irish Gaelic Cnoic bhána
Italian Colline bianche
Japanese ホワイトヒルズ
Javanese Putih bukit-bukit
Kannada ಬಿಳಿ ಬೆಟ್ಟಗಳು
Kazakh Ақ төбеден(Cyrillic) Аq töbeden (Latin)
Korean 화이트 힐스
Kyrgyz Cyrillic Ак адырлар
Laotian ພູເຂົາສີຂາວ
Latin Alba colles
Latvian Baltais pauguri
Lithuanian Baltos kalnai
Luxembourgish Wäiss Biergen
Macedonian Cyrillic Бели ридови
Maltese Għoljiet bojod
Marathi पांढरा पर्वत
Mongolian Cyrillic Цагаан толгод
Nepalese सेतो पहाडहरू
Norwegian Hvite åser
Old English Hwithyllas
Pashto سپین غرونه ?
Persian تپه های سفید
Polish Białe Wzgórza
Portuguese Colinas brancas
Punjabi ਚਿੱਟੇ ਪਹਾੜੀਆਂ
Romanian Dealuri albe
Russian Белые холмы
Samoan Mauga papae
Scottish Gaelic Cnuic gheala
Serbian Вајт брда (Cyrillic) Vajt brda (Latin)
Slovak Biele kopce
Slovenian Beli hribi
Somalian Buuraha cad
Spanish Colinas Blancas
Sundanese Pasir-pasir bodas
Swahili Milima nyeupe
Swedish Vita bergen
Tamil வெள்ளை மலைகள்
Telugu తెలుపు కొండలు
Thai เนินเขาสีขาว
Turkish Beyaz Tepeler
Ukrainian Cyrillic Вайт-Гіллс
Urdu وائٹ ہلز
Uzbek Оқ тепаликлар (Cyrillic) Oq tepaliklar (Latin)
Vietnamese Đồi trắng
Welsh Bryniau gwyn
Yiddish ווייַס היללס

References

  1. Unfinished Tales, Part Three: The Third Age, chapter III: "The Quest of Erebor"
  2. 2.0 2.1 The Atlas of Middle-earth, Regional Maps, "The Shire" Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; name "Atlas" defined multiple times with different content
  3. The Lord of the Rings, Prologue
  4. The Lord of the Rings, The Return of the King, Book Six, Chapter VIII: "The Scouring of the Shire"
  5. The Lord of the Rings, Appendix B: The Tale of Years (Chronology of the Westlands), "Later Events concerning the Members of the Fellowship of the Ring"
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