Rogues of the Borderlands
The Hobbits are the shortest of the Free Peoples. They are a simple race of unclear origin, divided into Stoor, Harfoot, and Fallohide subgroups. It appears they arose in the East in the First Age, at about the same time as Men. Indeed, they are said to be related to Men. Their habits, however, are unique: they burrow and dig and reside in “holes”; thus their name Kuduk, which means “hole-dweller” (from the ancient Rhovanion Hobbitish kûd-dûkan).