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This article is about the ethnic group. For the mathematical concept, see Angle.

The Angles were a Germanic people, originally from Angelm ( modern northwest Germany at the base of Denmark), who formed part of the Anglo-Saxons, along with the Saxons and Jutes. They migrated to south-western parts of England, starting in the 5th century A.D. Their name has come down to us in the words, "England" and "English" and all their derivatives.[1]


  1. Concise Oxford Companion to the English Language - Saxon