Hobbits of the Shire

   The inhabitants of the Land of the Halflings.
   The Hobbits who lived in the Shire, the land between the White Downs and the River Brandywine. They are more often referred to as the Shirehobbits or, especially, the Shire-folk.

J.R.R. Tolkien's Middle-earth glossary. . 2003.

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  • Southfarthing of the Shire —  / Southfarthing    One of the divisions of the Shire.        The southern lands of the Shire hobbits.    The warmer southern farthing of the Shire, with its chief town being Longbottom. This was the region where most of the Shire s tobacco… …   J.R.R. Tolkien's Middle-earth glossary

  • Westmarch of the Shire —  / Westmarch    The lands beyond the Far Downs.    The land between the Far Downs and the Tower Hills, granted to the Shire hobbits by King Aragorn II Elessar in the early Fourth Age …   J.R.R. Tolkien's Middle-earth glossary

  • Shire-hobbits —    The Halflings of the Shire.    The Hobbits of the Shire; the descendants and followers of Marcho and Blanco, the two Bree hobbits who founded the Shire. Among the Shirehobbits were representatives of each of the three main types of Hobbit, the …   J.R.R. Tolkien's Middle-earth glossary

  • Shire-reckoning —    The count of years according to the Shire hobbits.    The system of reckoning dates unique to the Hobbits of the Shire, based on the founding of that land in III 1601. The Shire hobbits reckoned this as year 1. So, years of the Third Age can… …   J.R.R. Tolkien's Middle-earth glossary

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  • Shire (Middle-earth) — For other uses, see Shire (disambiguation). The Shire Place from J. R. R. Tolkien s legendarium The fields of the Shire in the Lord of the Rings movie trilogy Other names …   Wikipedia


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