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Definition of the noun ALANS

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Alans is a genus of Elateridae, described by Chenu in 1860.

Alternative definition of the noun ALANS


  1. [Cockney rhyming slang] knickers (shortened form of Alan Whickers).


ALANS is an Aviation waypoint.

  • also known as waypoint ALANS, ALANS waypoint, fix ALANS, ALANS fix


The Alans, or the Alani, occasionally termed Alauni or Halani, were a group of Sarmatian tribes of Iranian origin, nomadic pastoralists of the 1st millennium AD who spoke an Eastern Iranian language which derived from Scytho-Sarmatian and which in turn evolved into modern Ossetian.

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The Definitive Reference to More Than 400 Languages by Andrew Dalby

They are the last remnant of the steppe nomads of eastern Europe and central Asia who were speakers of IRANIAN LANGUAGES - Sarmatians, Scythians, Saka, Alans. They once ranged from the middle Danube valley to the foothills of the ...

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Scrabble value of A1L1A1N1S1

The value of this 5-letter word is 5 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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