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

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  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).