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Adûnakhôr was a Dúnadan, and
the twentieth King
of Númenor. He
became King in 2899.
He was the first King to take his royal name in Adûnaic, the common language of the Dúnedain. It was started by the House of Hador, and thus, strongly influenced by Elvish. It was also called Númenórean. Ar-Adûnakhôr means "Lord of the West", a title that was only given to one of the Valar or to the Elder King himself. The Quenya form of his name was Herunumen.
He began to persecute the Faithful (the ones in Númenor who still remained faithful to the Valar) and punished those who used the Elvish language openly. From then on the elves did not come to Númenor.
Reference: Return of the King
August 21, 2006
Herunumen, son of Tar-Calmacil, became the
nineteenth King of Númenor, calling himself
Ar-Adûnakhôr. The attitude
change was so great by this time that it even affected the naming of
kings. He was succeeded by Ar-Zimrathon.
Reference: Return of the