Ala is the smallest of the "Brass Knuckles", a series of equatorial dark regions on Pluto. It is named after Ala [àlà] "earth", the chthonic and most important deity of the Igbo people.
and the "Knuckles". Ala is the small region just east of center, southeast of the eastern lobe of the bright Tombaugh Regio
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