a group of Finnish islands in the Baltic Sea, between Sweden and Finland. 22,608; 572 sq. mi. (1480 sq. km).
Finland and the aland islands must be evacuated by all Russian armed forces, both military and naval.
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The fortifications of Bomarsund lie on the eastern point of the largest of the aland islands.
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a group of over 6000 islands under Finnish administration, in the Gulf of Bothnia. Capital: Mariehamn. Pop: 26 347 (2003 est) Finnish name Ahvenanmaa
noun Alan Francis Brooke, 1st Viscount. 1883–1963, British field marshal; chief of Imperial General Staff (1941–46)
a nomadic Iranian people who flourished in the 2nd–4th centuries a.d. and are ancestors of the present-day Ossets. Historical Examples And yet the number of the Vandals and Alani was said in former times, at least, to amount to no more than fifty thousand men. History of the Wars, Books III and IV (of 8) […]
. Historical Examples Alania has its name from the people called Alani, who call themselves As in their own language. A General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels, Vol. I Robert Kerr noun another name for North Ossetian Republic
any of several isomers of a colorless, crystalline, water-soluble amino acid, CH 3 CH(NH 2)COOH, found in many proteins and produced synthetically: used chiefly in biochemical research. Symbol: A. Abbreviation: Ala; noun a nonessential aliphatic amino acid that occurs in many proteins alanine al·a·nine (āl’ə-nēn’) n. Abbr. Ala A crystalline amino acid that is a […]