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Orcish Language including Black Speech:
Orcs had different dialects, so between groups they resorted to
Westron. Sauron intended, however, for orcs to use Black Speech.
Those Orcs that could write tended to use the Cirth runes.
What others called the Orcs:
Glamhoth to the Eldar.
goblins to Hobbits.
gorgûn in Wose/Druedain.
Orc, Orcs, Orkish in Common
orc in Rohirric. In Old English, orc means "demon".
orch, yrch (plural) in Sindarin
uruk in Black Speech
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