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Big Folk

Big Folk and Big People were names for the race of Men, given them by the Hobbits, who they in turn called the Little Folk. The term was especially used for the Men of Bree (q.v.), as in the Bree-land the two races lived side by side.[1]


  1. J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Fellowship of the Ring, "At the Sign of the Prancing Pony"