The Black Númenóreans were the descendants of the King's Men 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-lâi, 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 Kharadûnaim, Bellakaze, Bellakarani, Anbalukkhôri, and Zimrathânians were such Banadûnaim.
Black Númenóreans of Note
Agandaur Anglach of Minas Ithil Ongûlûn Araphor Arkhahil Arkhâd Arthrazoc Ashburgnul Beruthiel Dâiruzôr Dairkan Daroc Dâurukh Muralômi Eärmacil II Barzgûl Fuinur the Númenórean Gastmorgath Goldathôn Hûrdur Khôramur of Dol Guldur Herumor son of Edhelion Imrazôr III Ingar Krûsnak of Morannon Leärdinoth Lôkhuzôr Maben Manâri-Akayi Meriot Mîrgaimur Murartadur Naldûrgath Nîlûphel Nuluzir Pharacas Phorakôn Rozilân Mîrak Rozilân Hûrazgar Sakalthôr Sakalûrê of Sarûl Sakulbâr II Nardrazôr Seregul Telkurhâd Tónn-Várthkûr Ûrêkhâd Ûrezîr Ûrzahil the Mouth Ûrzahil of Morannon Varadir Vargaelas of Umbar I Zôkhad ir-Zôrik Ûndaphel
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]