Alani


Alani
/euh lay"nuy, euh lah"nee/, n.pl.
a nomadic Iranian people who flourished in the 2nd-4th centuries A.D. and are ancestors of the present-day Ossets. Also called Alans /euh laynz", euh lahnz"/.

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▪ ancient people
also called  Alans,  

      an ancient nomadic pastoral people that occupied the steppe region northeast of the Black Sea. The Alani were first mentioned in Roman literature in the 1st century AD and were described later as a warlike people that specialized in horse breeding. They frequently raided the Parthian empire and the Caucasian provinces of the Roman Empire. About AD 370, however, they were overwhelmed by the Huns, and many fled westward, crossing into Gaul with the Vandals and Suebi (406). Although some of the Alani settled near Orléans and Valence, most went to North Africa with the Vandals, causing the official title of the Vandal kings in Africa to be “kings of the Vandals and the Alani.” The Alani who remained under the rule of the Huns are said to be ancestors of the modern Ossetes of the Caucasus.

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