montagnard

noun, often capitalized
mon·​ta·​gnard | \ ˌmōⁿ-ˌtän-ˈyär(d) How to pronounce montagnard (audio) \

Definition of montagnard

: a member of any of various peoples inhabiting the highlands of central and southern Vietnam

Other Words from montagnard

montagnard adjective, often capitalized

First Known Use of montagnard

1842, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for montagnard

French, mountaineer, from montagne mountain, from Old French montaigne

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“Montagnard.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/montagnard. Accessed 19 Apr. 2021.

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