Appalachian

noun
Ap·​pa·​la·​chian | \ ˌa-pə-ˈlā-ch(ē-)ən How to pronounce Appalachian (audio) , -ˈla- How to pronounce Appalachian (audio) , -sh(ē-)ən \

Definition of Appalachian

: a native or resident of the Appalachian mountain area

First Known Use of Appalachian

1965, in the meaning defined above

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“Appalachian.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Appalachian. Accessed 10 Aug. 2022.

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