Quenya Sentient Creatures, Tribes, and Nationalities

Here’s a list of words for sentient things capable of speech. I’ve organized them by number. Archaic versions of the words are in (parentheses). Words for things only found in Middle-earth don’t have archaic versions.

A quick set of definitions of the grammatical terms:

Singular
One [noun]
Plural
More than two [noun]s
Dual
Two [noun]s
Partitive
Some [noun]s

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Singular Plural Dual Partitive

Elf

Quende Quendi (Quendí) Quendet Quendeli (Quendelí)
“Talker” the generic term for “elf”
Elda Eldar Eldat Eldali (Eldalí)
“Marcher” a word for an Elf who made the journey from Cuiviénen to Aman.
Minnónar
“First Born Ones”
Vanyarin Elf
Vanya Vanyar Vanyat Vanyali (Vanyalí)
“Fair One”
Minyar
“The Firsts”
Noldorin Elf
Noldo (Ñoldo) Noldor (Ñoldor) Noldot (Ñoldot) Noldoli (Ñoldolí)
“Wise One” the Noldorin term for themselves
Tatyar
“The Seconds”
Telerin Elf
Linda Lindar Lindat Lindali (Lindalí)
“Singer” a Quenya version of the Teleri’s ancient name for themselves
Teler Teleri Teleru Telelli (Telellí)
“Hindmost One” because the Teleri were the last to make the journey
Nelyar
“The Thirds”
Elf of Aman
Oarel (Oazel) Oareldi (Oazeldi) Oareldu (Oazeldu) Oarelli (Oazellí)
“One who has departed” Elf who departed from Beleriand to Aman
Aurel (Auzel) Aureldi (Auzeldi) Aureldu (Auzeldu) Aurelli (Auzellí)
“One who has departed” Elf who departed from Beleriand to Aman
Amanyar
“Those Of Aman”
Amanel Amaneldi Amaneldu Amanelli (Amanellí)
“Aman-Elf”
Calaquende Calaquendi (Calaquendí) Calaquendet Calaquende (Calaquendelí)
“Light Elf” used by Elves of Aman who have seen the light of Yavanna’s trees to describe themselves. Sindar are included among the Calaquendi, because the Noldor considered them to be civilized.
Elf of Middle-earth
Úmanyar
“Those not of Aman”
Úmanel Úmaneldi Úmaneldu Úmanelli (Úmanellí)
“Elf not of Aman”
Avamanyar
“Those who refused to go to Aman”
Hecel Heceldi Heceldu Hecelli (Hecellí)
“Abandoned One” an Elf who was left behind in Beleriand during the great journey
Moriquende Moriquendi (Moriquendí) Moriquendet Moriquendeli (Moriquendelí)
“Dark Elf” used by Elves in Aman who have seen the light of Yavanna’s trees to describe those who haven’t, inferring that the Darkelves are uncivilized.
Etyañgol Etyañgoldi Etyañgoldu Etyañgolli
“Exiled Noldo” their own term for themselves.
Sinda Sindar Sindat Sindali
“Grey One” a Noldorin name for the followers of Thingol.
Sindel Sindeldi Sindeldu Sindelli
“Grey-Elf” another Noldorin word for the followers of Thingol.
Laiquende Laiquendi Laiquendet Laiquendeli
“Green Elf”, a Quenya version of the Sindarin name for the elves of Lindon.
Nando Nandor Nandot Nandoli (Nandolí)
“One who turns back” an Eldarin term for elves who stopped the Journey at Hithaeglir.
Nana Nanar Nanat Nanali (Nanalí)
“One who turns back” an Eldarin term for elves who stopped the Journey at Hithaeglir.
Tarelda Tareldar Tareldat Tareldali
“High Elf” term used by Humans for Elves from Aman.
Tarquende Tarquendi Tarquendet Tarquendeli
“High Elf” term used by Humans for Elves from Aman.

Human

Atan Atani Atanu Atalli
“Second One” an Elven term for humans, who awoke after the Elves
Hildo Hildor Hildot Hildoli
“Follower” an Elven term for humans
Apanónar
“After-born Ones”
Firya Firyar Firyat Firyali
“Mortal”
Fírima Fírimar Fírimat Fírimali
“One Apt to Die”
Númenorean
Núnatan Núnatani Núnatanu Núnatalli
“West-human”
Tarhil Tarhildi Tarhildu Tarhilli
“High Human” term used by the Númenoreans themselves
Woodwose/Drû
Rúatan Rúatani Rúatanu Rúatalli
“Drû-human”

Dwarf

Casallie
“Dwarf-Folk”
Casar Casari Casaru Casalli
“Dwarf” based on “Khazâd”, the Dwarvish term for themselves.
Nauco Naucor Naucot Naucoli
“Short one”, a derogative term
Naucalie
“Short-Folk”
Norno Nornor Nornot Nornoli
“Thrawn One” a slightly less derogatory term
Nornalie
“Thrawn-Folk”
Auleonna Auleonnar Auleonnat Auleonnali
“Child of Aule”
Petty Dwarf
Attalyar
“Bi-peds” a term for Petty Dwarves, from before they knew they were Dwarves.
Picinauco Picinaucor Picinaucot Picinaucoli
“Tiny Short One” a derogatory term for Petty Dwarves.
Pitya-Nauco Pitya-Naucor Pitya-Naucot Pitya-Naucoli
“Tiny Short One” a derogatory term for Petty Dwarves.

Deities

Ainu Ainur Ainut Ainuli
“Holy One” generic term for the deities.
Vala Valar Valat Valali
“Power” reverved for only the most powerful of the gods.
Mea (Maia) Mear (Maiar) Meat (Maiat) Meali (Maialí)
“Admireable One” a term for any of the lesser Ainur.
Wizard
Istar Istari Istaru Istalli (Istallí)
“Knower”

Other Allies

Hobbit
Periande Periandi Periandu Periandeli
“Half-tall”

Demons

Rauco Raucor Raucot Raucoli
Balrog
Valarauco Valaraucor Valaraucot Valaraucoli
“powerful demon”
Dragon
Lóce Lóci Lócet Lóceli
Also a word for a serpent or snake.
Angulóce Angulóci Angulócet Angulóceli
“Snake-Dragon”

Other Enemies

Urco Urqui Urcot Urcoli (Urcolí)
used for any unknown, scary animal
Orc
Orco Orqui Orcot Orcoli
Troll
Torco Torcor Torcot Torcoli

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