A multilingual guide to the Shire.

Post date: Aug 25, 2015 10:20:8 AM

By Peppy Bristlebrush  

Welcome! Wilkommen! Bienvenu!   Elves have their own languages, so have Dwarves. Men and Hobbits usually speak Westron.  

But there are many ways to speak Westron! This guide gives the translation of a number of topographical names to help you find your way in the Shire. Or, to give directions to newcomers and visiting friends.

The Shire and it's settlements

The Inns

The places of interest

The farms

(some of) the Homesteads*

* It would be almost impossible to include all Homesteads, so we've made a selection. If you think a particular Homestead should be included, please write to the editors.

Homestead street names

Many thanks to Miss Acorne for giving me the idea to write this guide, and to Local Shirriff Nimelia, Deputy Shirriff Rubellita and Master Potty for providing the illustration.