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 (ăp′ə-lā′chə, -shə, -lăch′ə)
A region of the central and southern Appalachian Mountains. It is home to many rural communities.


(Placename) a highland region of the eastern US, containing the Appalachian Mountains, extending from Pennsylvania to Alabama


(ˌæp əˈleɪ tʃi ə, -tʃə, -ˈlætʃ i ə, -ˈlætʃ ə)

a region in the E United States, in the area of the S Appalachian Mountains, usu. including NE Alabama, NW Georgia, NW South Carolina, E Tennessee, W Virginia, E Kentucky, West Virginia, and SW Pennsylvania.
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Noun1.Appalachia - an impoverished coal mining area in the Appalachian Mountains (from Pennsylvania to North Carolina)Appalachia - an impoverished coal mining area in the Appalachian Mountains (from Pennsylvania to North Carolina)
Appalachian Mountains, Appalachians - a mountain range in the eastern United States extending from Quebec to the Gulf of Mexico; a historic barrier to early westward expansion of the United States
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Steven Stall's Ramp Hollow: The Ordeal of Appalachia and Elizabeth Catte's What You Are Getting Wrong About Appalachia each in their own way refocus the discussion on the causes of Appalachia's problems and raise new questions about the stories we tell about them.
He traces Appalachia's predicament all the way back to feudal England, when the enclosures consolidated what was once public land into the hands of a few wealthy landowners.
When Hillbilly Elegy was published, he had long since left Middletown, Ohio, for Yale Law and Silicon Valley (he is currently employed at Peter Thiel's investment fund Mithril Capital Management), but his name became synonymous with Appalachia overnight.