Melungeon

[ muh-luhn-juh n ]
/ məˈlʌn dʒən /

noun

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

melungeon
/ (məˈlʌndʒən) /

noun

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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