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Nomadic people of southeastern Russia, who migrated eastwards as their lands were taken over by the Goths during the 3rd century ad. The advance of the Huns caused a movement westwards. Some Alans joined the Huns in the 370s ad. A tribe of Alans crossed into Spain in ad 409, where they joined forces with the Vandals.

Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500).

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