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

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


(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]


(ˌmɒn tənˈyɑrd, -ˈyɑr)

(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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Ksor started the foundation to oppose discrimination faced by the Degar community in Vietnam, who are also known as the Montagnards.
Ces braves jeunes goutent egalement a ces affres de la vie qu'endurent les montagnards a la merci de l'austerite de la nature.
Contract notice: Mission of scheduling, steering and coordination in the framework of the construction of 43 collective dwellings located at the corner of Montagnards and Gutenberg in Lille.
En dehors des situations de rapts datant des annees 1930, les premiers moments de la domesticite parmi les montagnards apprehendes dans cet article se developpent a partir du debut des annees 1950.
Just as the Montagnards drowned out the Girondins in the Legislative Assembly during the French Revolution, the rabid jihadists are drowning out the large number of Muslims who want nothing more than to be left alone to practice their faith in peace and with respect for others and the law.
Lemercier Chants heroiques des montagnards et matelots grecs, Paris 1824, ano en que se publicaron las celebres Chansons populaires de la Grece Moderne de Fauriel.
13) The French colonial system identified these highly diverse populations as sauvage and derogatorily named them Montagnards, an appellation that the US military would later use during the Second Indochina War for the same communities.
Their arrival comes after Cambodia deported dozens of asylum-seeker Montagnards back to Vietnam, where they claim they are persecuted for their Christian beliefs and culture.
9) On peut le traduire ainsi : << Ce n'est pas notre faute si nous sommes des montagnards.
There is little room in his narrative for the Chams in the fourteenth century, or the montagnards during the Viet Nam wars.
Despite political and linguistic fragmentation, montagnards maintained close relations with their neighbours.