[ ap-uh-ley-chuhn, lach-uhn, -ley-chee-uhn, -lach-ee-uhn ]


  1. of or relating to the Appalachian Mountains.
  2. of or relating to the region of Appalachia, its inhabitants, or their culture.
  3. Geology. of or relating to the orogeny and accompanying intrusion that occurred in eastern North America during the Pennsylvanian and Permian periods.


  1. a native or inhabitant of Appalachia, especially one of predominantly Scotch-Irish, English, or German ancestry who exemplifies the characteristic cultural traditions of this region.

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Word History and Origins

Origin of Appalachian1

First recorded in 1670–80; from Spanish Apalchen, Apalachen, perhaps from Apalachee (an extinct Muskogean language) abalahci “other side of the river” or from Hitchiti (an extinct Muskogean language) apalwahči “dwelling on one side”; the Spanish transcription of the name of a Muskogean village near Tallahassee in the Florida panhandle, recorded on the expedition led by Pánfilo de Narváez (1478?–1528), later altered by the Spanish to Apalachee and applied to the Indian tribe, the surrounding area and the hinterland north to the southern end of the Appalachian Mountains

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Example Sentences

Georgia Power would have to shut down roughly 30 ponds from the Appalachian foothills to the wetlands near the Georgia coast.

In the Appalachian trail example, it tells us it can take 5-7 months to hike the trail.

Let’s say you are working with a hiking shoe brand and throughout a keyword research you find terms surrounding the topic of the length of the Appalachian trail.

Based on prior searches, this algorithm has identified additional topics that people seek when looking for information about the length of the Appalachian trail.

For the example of “how long is the Appalachian trail” the former seems to be more the case, but there is still information on the page for building an SEO and content strategy.

Reading the Encyclopedia Brittanica while walking the Appalachian Trail!

Rep. Mark Sanford, the Appalachian trail-hopping ex-governor who now represents the city in Congress, spent the day in Washington.

At 19, she hiked the Appalachian Trail with friends and went to work on a cattle ranch in Texas.

To have something like that come out of a small Appalachian town and go somewhere so different is just fantastic.

With his campaign in turmoil, the former governor might be itching to hit the Appalachian Trail again.

The Appalachian Ridge consists primarily of a narrow strip of land thirty-five to one hundred miles wide.

I am glad to hear you applaud the proposition for the Appalachian and White Mountain forests—we need them (applause).

The Blue Ridge is the most easterly range of the Appalachian mountain system.

The Appalachian range trends southwesterly and its influence upon the expansion of the colonies is most significant.

The eastern part of this valley is hilly, and rapidly acclivous towards the Appalachian mountains.





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