Montagnard

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

noun, plural Mon·ta·gnards, (especially collectively) Mon·ta·gnard.

(sometimes lowercase) a member of a dark-skinned people of mixed ethnic origins inhabiting the highland areas of Vietnam.

Origin of Montagnard

1835–45; < French: literally, mountaineer. See mountain, -ard
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Montagnard

/ (ˌmɒntənˈjɑːd, -ˈjɑː) /

noun plural -gnards or -gnard

a member of a hill people living on the border between Vietnam, Laos, and NE Cambodia
a member of a North American Indian people living in the N Rocky Mountains

Word Origin for Montagnard

C19: from French: mountaineer, from montagne mountain
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