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Myrdal, Alva Syllabification: Myr·dal, Alva
Pronunciation: /ˈmi(ə)rˌdäl/

Definition of Myrdal, Alva in English:

(1902–86), Swedish diplomat and peace activist; full name Alva Reimer Myrdal; wife of Gunnar Myrdal. She served the United Nations as director of social welfare 1949–50 and was Swedish ambassador to India 1955–61. An advocate of disarmament, she wrote The Game of Disarmament (1976). Nobel Peace Prize (1982), shared with Alfonso Garcia Robles (1911–91).
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