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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.
Origin
1835-1845
1835-45; < French: literally, mountaineer. See mountain, -ard
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British Dictionary definitions for montagnards

Montagnard

/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
Word Origin
C19: from French: mountaineer, from montagnemountain
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Word Origin and History for montagnards

montagnard

n.

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

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