[ muh-luhn-juhn ]
/ məˈlʌn dʒən /
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a member of a people of mixed white, Black, and American Indian ancestry living in the southern Appalachians.
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British Dictionary definitions for Melungeon
/ (məˈlʌndʒən) /
any of a dark-skinned group of people of the Appalachians in E Tennessee, of mixed Indian, White, and Black ancestry
Word Origin for melungeon
C20: of unknown origin
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