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A group of Germanic tribes that settled in Alsace and nearby areas during the fourth century ad and were defeated by the Franks in 496.

[Latin Alemannī, of Germanic origin; see man- in Indo-European roots.]


(Peoples) a West Germanic people who settled in the 4th century ad between the Rhine, the Main, and the Danube
[C18: from Latin, of Germanic origin; related to Gothic alamans a totality of people]


(ˌæl əˈmæn aɪ)
a confederation of Germanic tribes, located W of the Rhine and N of the Danube rivers in the 3rd century a.d.: by the 5th century partially driven from this area and settled in N Switzerland and Alsace.
[< Latin, of Germanic orig.; c. Gothic alamans totality of humankind =ala- all + mann- man]
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In El Salvador, Rosada's view is seconded by Human Rights ombuds Beatrice Alamanni de Carrillo, who has said, "There will not be an exhaustive investigation, either in El Salvador or in Guatemala, to reach the truth.
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In the initial stages of the case and in the months prior to the trial, the Ombudswoman of the Office of Human Rights, Beatrice Alamanni de Carrillo, was barred from reviewing the files and interviewing witnesses and investigators.