Montagnard



[mon-tuh n-yahrd, -yahr] /ˌmɒn tənˈyɑrd, -ˈyɑr/

noun, plural Montagnards (especially collectively) Montagnard.
1.
(sometimes lowercase) a member of a dark-skinned people of mixed ethnic origins inhabiting the highland areas of Vietnam.
/ˌmɒntənˈjɑːd; -ˈjɑː/
noun (pl) -gnards, -gnard
1.
a member of a hill people living on the border between Vietnam, Laos, and NE Cambodia
2.
a member of a North American Indian people living in the N Rocky Mountains
n.

“mountaineer, highlander,” 1842, from French montagnard, from montagne (12c., see mountain).

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