Angles, Or Angli, an ancient German tribe which, after various migrations, settled in Denmark, and thence passed over in great numbers to England, to which they gave their name. Tacitus in his Germania mentions this tribe by name. Lendenbrog and Leibnitz (Scriptores Rerum Brunsuicensium) have preserved some fragments of the ancient laws used in common by the Angli and the Varini. On the conti- nent their name has only been preserved in the district of Schleswig called Angeln, and his-tory would have let them drop entirely into oblivion, but for the circumstance that their immigration into Britain gave to the greater portion of the southern part of that island the name of Angle-land, England. (See Anglo-Saxons.)