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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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According to Ammianus, he was motivated in part by a desire to match the successes of his counterpart Gratian, the Western Roman Emperor, who had recently defeated the Alemanni, a Germanic tribe in Western Europe who had invaded Pannonia in central Europe.
In the mid-third century, when Rome was threatened by a number of foreign invaders (Franks, Alemanni, Goths, Persians), the historian ponders how best to tell a many-pronged story.
Swiss-German ethnic origins stem from the Alemanni (a Germanic tribe), while the Swiss-French are primarily descendants of Romanized Celts and Burgundians (a Germanic tribe): language thus proxies well for ethnicity in Switzerland (see Dorn et al.
Dentro de los estructurales estan los basados en la abundancia, diversidad especifica, masa y bio-volumen (DIAZ & RIVERA, 2004; PIZARRO & ALEMANNI, 2005).
About to engage in battle against the Alemanni, Martin pledged that he would fight armed only by the sign of the cross and, on the day of the battle, the enemies withdrew.
23 by Minister of Finance & Public Service Audley Shaw, and Head of Delegation of the European Commission, Ambassador Marco Mazzochi- Alemanni.
Some tribes, such as the Alemanni in central and northeastern Switzerland, and the Burgundians, who ruled western Switzerland, settled there.
Charlemagne, ruler of the Franks (771-814), brought together under one ruler many diverse people in Europe: the Franks, Lombards, Thuringians, and Alemanni among others.
As a Land with a claim for a modest degree cultural distinctiveness (Vorarlbergers see themselves as Alpine Alemanni like their Swiss neighbors), it is notable that education and broadcasting are core parts of the Pro-Vorarlberg resolution.