Alania

geographical name Ala·nia \ ə-ˈlä-nyə , -nē-ə \
variants: or North Ossetia play \ä-ˈsē-sh(ē-)ə\

Definition of Alania

autonomous republic of southeastern Russia in Europe on the northern slopes of the Caucasus Mountains; capital Vladikavkaz area 3089 square miles (8001 square kilometers), population 695,000

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