Banakil

   A Westron name for the Hobbits, meaning literally 'halfling'.

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

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  • Westron —    The common tongue of the North west of Middle earth. Called also Common Speech.        The Common Speech of Middle earth.    Derived mainly from Adûnaic, the ancestral tongue of the Edain and their kin, the Westron was widely spoken by the Men …   J.R.R. Tolkien's Middle-earth glossary

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