|Boromir: "Is it not a strange fate that we should suffer so much fear and doubt for so small a thing? So small a thing!"|
- J. R. R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring II:10
Angmarrim was a general term for the mannish population of Angmar.
In the early Third Age the populace of Angmar seems to have spoken a dialect closely related to Bórian or Ulbandic. In later times Westron was spoken, and occasionally Hillmen dialects (it is unknown if these were a late descendant of the earlier Angmarian language).
Angmarrim in MERP
In MERP the Angmarrim are considered a culture consisting of various peoples including Arvandor, Hillmen, Dunmen, Eriadorians, Black Númenóreans, Northmen (the Estaravi), and even Easterling mercenaries (crusaders known as the Kharg-Huka), however more than half of the mixed-blooded Angmarean commoners are of Dunman or Hillman descent. The Angmarrim divide themselves into the Highland Angmarrin, the Men settled in the mountains and foothills of the Ered Angmar, and the Lowlanders, most of them herdsmen and often semi-migratory. A third class are the Fell-men or Moor-Men, the lowest class within Angmarean society.
Angmarrim in LOTRO
Lotro considers the surviving Angmarrim in T.A. 3018-3019 as Hillmen. They are the descendants of the eastern population of Angmar who were driven back west over the Mountains by the Eothéod after 1856 TA and resettled the valleys of Angmar.
Some of their sub-groups are:
- the Duvardain - a Hillman-tribe of Angmar.
- the Gúlaran - the inhabirants of the tower Barad Gularan in Angmar.
- the Ice Walkers - the Angmarean group in Forochel.
- the Iron Crown - Angmar's Warrior-elite.
- the Nimwaith - the Angmarean slave-caste.
The Angmarrim in Other Minds
In the Other Minds Magazine, Thomas Morwinski supposes a possible background for the Angmarrim. According to Tolkien's drafts the northern areas of Eriador were settled by tribes related to the Easterlings of Bór's Folk. These Bórians were the original population of Angmar and maybe parts of Rhudaur. After a prophet named Balsha had appeared in Arnor, he founded strange cults and taught about gods and spirits. Many superstitious Eriadorians followed him, and treks of settlers from various areas of Eriador moved to Angmar, after it had proclaimed its independence from the Dúnedain Kingdoms.