Manzanar

geographical name
Man·​za·​nar | \ ˈman-zə-ˌnär How to pronounce Manzanar (audio) \

Definition of Manzanar

remote locality in eastern California, site of a U.S. government internment facility to which roughly 10,000 Japanese-Americans were forcefully relocated during World War II; now a national historic site

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