The Black Númenóreans were the descendants of the Kingsmen among the Númenóreans. They called themselves Ârûwânai (A."King's Men") or Adûnaim (A."Western Men"). The true Black Númenóreans were a dying bloodline in the late third age, but despite the Kingsmen´s disdain of what they considered "lesser men", there had been several mixed-blooded successor cultures in Harad claiming to be heirs of Númenórean superiority. Among these were the Amazôn, Anbalukkhôri, Bellakarani, Gimilthânians, Kharadûnaim, Pharazâin, Tantûraki and Zimrathânians. In many of these former Númenórean Colonies caste systems prevailed, in which classes of population claiming to be of high Númenórean blood held the highest social status. Classes of indigenous lineage held the lowest social status (For example the People of Bellakar who divided themselves into Adûnaim, Bellakarani, Bellakaze, Bellanarod and Desert-Dwellers). Indeed these tendencies also existed in the Realms of the Elendili although in an alleviated form.
The true Black Númenóreans called those "lesser Black Númenóreans" whose blood had mingled with lesser Men Banadûnaim ("Half-Númenóreans"). The largest part of the Umbareans, Bellakarani, Anbalukkhôri and Zimrathânians were such Banadûnaim.
Black Numenoreans of Renown
Adûmir of Umbar Agandaur Anglach of Minas Ithil Angûlion Araphor Arkhahil Arkhâd Arthrazoc Ashburgnul Belewen of Maros Beruthiel Borathôr Cykur Dâiruzôr Dancu Daroc Durax Duvorn Eädur Eärmacil II Faltur of Umbar Feagwath Fuinur the Númenórean Fëagwath of Guldur Gastmorgath Gulthuin Herudor Herumor of Dol Guldur Herumor son of Edhelion Imrazôr III Ingar Krusnak Leärdinoth Lomelinde Lôkhazôr Maben I Manari Akaji Meriot Miruimor Morarthdur Mîreädûr Naldûrgath Nîlûphel Nuluzir Pharacas Phorakôn Rozilan the Magician Rozilan the Warlord Sakalthôr Sakalûrê of Sarûl Sakulbâr II Sangarunya the Black Númenórean Seregul Teldûmeir Telkurhâd Tónn Várthkûr II Ûrêkhâd Ûrezîr Urzahil Varadir Vargaelas of Umbar I Zokhad ir-Zorik Ûndaphel Ûrzahil
Realms of the Aruwanai
- An Balkumagan (Ciryatandor)
- Pharazain (later Bellakar)
- the seven Lands (or Thâni Hazad)
- Original Language: Adûnaic
- Retrieved from [Realms of Arda]; original reference: [ICE MERP 2000]