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Hobbits (Fictitious characters)

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    • us: Halflings (Fictitious characters : Tolkien)
    • us: Holbytlan (Fictitious characters)
    • us: Little People (Fictitious characters : Tolkien)
    • us: Periannath (Fictitious characters)
  • Sources

    • found: Work cat.: Tolkien, J.R.R. The hobbit, or, There and back again, c1997.
    • found: The hobbit site, via WWW, July 25, 2005: introd. (Hobbits in JRR Tolkien's books)
    • found: The encyclopedia of Arda, via WWW, July 25, 2005 (Hobbits, The Little People. Other Names: Halflings, Holbytlan, Little People, Periannath. A mortal race almost certainly related to Men, though their origins are unknown. Their most distinguishing feature was their short stature; even the tallest Hobbits rarely exceeded four feet in height. Originally a widespread people, hobbits were found in much of the north of Middle-earth and down the Vales of Anduin. As the Third Age passed, the Hobbits moved north and west, eventually founding the land of the Shire in III 1601.)
    • found: OED online, July 25, 2005 (hobbit: In the tales of J.R.R. Tolkien (1892-1973): one of an imaginary people, a small variety of the human race, that gave themselves this name (meaning "hole-dweller") but were called by others halflings, since they were half the height of normal men)
    • found: Taylor, M. J.R.R. Tolkien's The hobbit, c1992.
    • found: Stanton, Michael N. Hobbits, elves, and wizards, 2002.
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    • 2005-07-25: new
    • 2005-09-06: revised
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