J K Rowling and the eleven wizarding schools of the world

J K Rowling has revealed the names and background information for four of the eleven wizarding schools across the globe. The time has come, fellow Potterheads, to wrap ourselves in our Hogwarts house robes and roll on the floor in glee and merriment.

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And what’s even better? Pottermore have provided pictures and maps and all kinds of fabulousness…

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…Maybe not quite as ‘fabulous’ as that.

So hold on tight to your horcruxes because this is about to get cray.

Here’s the world from a seeker’s eye view including the locations of the previously unknown wizarding schools:


And this is what we know so far:

  • North America – has a school called ‘Ilvermorny’ (Ill – ver – morn – ee). Nothing else has been revealed regarding its history or statistics yet. It is simply ‘coming soon’ on Pottermore.
  • Brazil – Castelobruxo (Cass – tell – o – broo – shoo) “The Brazilian school for magic, which takes students from all over South America, may be found hidden deep within the rainforest.”
  • Japan – Mahoutokoro (Mah – hoot – o – koh – ro) “This ancient Japanese school has the smallest student body of the eleven great wizarding schools and takes students from the age of seven (although they do not board until they are eleven).”
  • Africa – Uagadou (Wag – a – doo) “Although Africa has a number of smaller wizarding schools…there is only one that has stood the test of time (at least a thousand years) and achieved an enviable international reputation: Uagadou.”

There’s only one way to pronounce all of this: Uh – may – zing. 

So if you add to that tally Hogwarts, Beauxbatons and Durmstrang, we’re still left wondering about the remaining four…

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Hypable says that “Ilvermorny is expected to be referenced in ‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them’ starring Eddie Redmayne, which opens this November.” So we’re bound to be drip fed more and more information about this school in particular.

We cannot wait to learn more. Think of all the merch and fandom possibilities…

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