The Alemanni (an aa Alamanni, Alamani[1]) wur a confederation o Suebian Germanic tribes locatit on the upper Rhine river. First mentioned bi the Romans in 213, the Alemanni captured the Agri Decumates in 260, an later expandit intae present-day Alsace, an northren Swisserland, leadin tae the establishment o the Auld Heich German leid in those regions. In 496, the Alemanni wur conquered bi Frankish leader Clovis an incorporatit intae his dominions. The legacy o the Alemanni survives in the names o Germany in several leids.

Aurie settled bi the Alemanni, an steids o Roman-Alemannic battles, 3rd tae 6t centuries


  1. The spellin wi "e" is uised in Encyc. Brit. 9th. ed., (c. 1880), Everyman's Encyc. 1967, Everyman's Smaller Classical Dictionary, 1910. The current edeetion o Britannica spells wi "e", as daes Columbia an Edward Gibbon, Vol. 3, Chapter XXXVIII. The latinised spellin wi a is current in aulder leeteratur (sae in the 1911 Britannica, but remeens in uise e.g. in Wood (2003), Drinkwater (2007).