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Mon·ta·gnard

also mon·ta·gnard  (mŏn′tən-yärd′)
n.
A member of a people inhabiting the mountains and highlands of southern Vietnam near the border of Cambodia.
adj.
Of or relating to the Montagnards or their culture.

[French, mountaineer, from montagne, mountain, from Old French montaigne; see mountain.]

Montagnard

(ˌmɒntənˈjɑːd; -ˈjɑː)
n, pl -gnards or -gnard
1. (Peoples) a member of a hill people living on the border between Vietnam, Laos, and NE Cambodia
2. (Peoples) a member of a North American Indian people living in the N Rocky Mountains
[C19: from French: mountaineer, from montagne mountain]

Mon•ta•gnard

(ˌmɒn tənˈyɑrd, -ˈyɑr)

n.
(sometimes l.c.) a member of any of a number of Mon-Khmer and Chamic-speaking peoples of the highlands of central and S Vietnam and Laos.
[1835–45; < French: literally, mountaineer. See mountain, -ard]
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