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Alani

[uh-ley-nahy, uh-lah-nee] /əˈleɪ naɪ, əˈlɑ ni/
plural noun
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a nomadic Iranian people who flourished in the 2nd–4th centuries a.d. and are ancestors of the present-day Ossets.
Also called Alans
[uh-leynz, uh-lahnz] /əˈleɪnz, əˈlɑnz/ (Show IPA)
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