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  • Basque has been a co-official language in the three Basque regions of Vizcaya, Alava and Guipuzcoa since 1979.

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  • Whereabouts in Asturias, Leone, Valencia, Borgo, Alava in Northern Spain, the Cantabrian Mountains here are going to get snow.

    CNN Transcript Dec 16, 2009

  • Roger Alava grimaced, thinking of the time he had to rinse his mouth out with rubbing alcohol; like all the sewage workers, he has learned to hold his lips permanently pursed, but a tiny splash of sewage can still go astray.

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  • Vincent, the Austrian commissioner, Alava, the Spanish commissioner, who were present at the battle in the English staff, thought the Duke lost.

    Les Miserables

  • Four years later Alava had become an officer in the Spanish army.

    Sharpe's Trafalgar

  • Nearly all of Wellington's aides were killed or wounded, yet he and de Alava survived unhurt.

    Sharpe's Trafalgar

  • Sharpe joins de Alava in surviving that remarkable double.

    Sharpe's Trafalgar

  • De Alava stayed with Wellington until the end of the Peninsular War when he was appointed the Spanish ambassador to the Netherlands and so was able to join the allies at the Battle of Waterloo where he remained at Wellington's side throughout the day.

    Sharpe's Trafalgar

  • So Miguel de Alava fought against the British at Trafalgar and for them at Waterloo, a strange career indeed.

    Sharpe's Trafalgar

  • The relationship with the Spanish was never so easy nor so fruitful, even after General Alava became liaison officer to Wellington.

    Sharpe's Battle


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