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The Tantari Desert is a location in The Adventure of Link.[1]


The desert is a small, sandy plain north of North Castle, known for its single, isolated cave. The Tantari Desert is plot-significant; hidden within its depths is a Trophy stolen from a woman in the Town of Ruto. After defeating the very Goriya that stole the trophy,[2] Link returns the trophy to the woman, and in return he receives the Jump spell from her uncle in her house.[3]


Tan in Japanese means "smooth", "flat", "quiet", and "pale",[4] whereas Tari is the name of an Ijaw tribe in west Africa.[5]

TMC Forest Minish Artwork.png Names in Other Regions TMC Jabber Nut Sprite.png
JapanJapaneseタンタリ砂漠 (Tantari Sabaku)[6]Same as English.
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  1. Encyclopedia (Dark Horse Books) pg. 224
  2. "GORIYA OF TANTARI STOLE OUR TROPHY." — Hylian (The Adventure of Link)
  3. "YOU SAVED THE TROPHY COME SEE MY UNCLE." — Hylian (The Adventure of Link)
  4. Given Name TAN, behindthename.com.
  5. Given Name TARI, behindthename.com.
  6. The Adventure of Link manual, pg. 16
Major locations in The Adventure of Link
Tantari DesertParapa PalaceParapa DesertRuto TownNorth CastleRauru TownMidoro PalaceMoruge SwampMidoro SwampMido TownSaria TownDeath MountainDeath MountainKing's TombIsland PalaceDarunia TownNabooru TownOld Kasuto TownThree-Eye RockMaze IslandNew Kasuto TownTAoL Hyrule Map 2.png

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