Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A member of a people inhabiting the mountains and highlands of southern Vietnam near the border of Cambodia.
  • adj. Of or relating to the Montagnards or their culture.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A mountaineer.
  • n. [capitalized] One of the extreme democratic party in the legislatures of the first French revolution; hence, in general, a member of the radical or extreme liberal party. See The Mountain, under mountain.

Etymologies

French, mountaineer, from montagne, mountain, from Old French montaigne; see mountain.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

  • If they weren't calling the Montagnard savages, they were attacking their villages.

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  • The only sign of the rage that Caesare had no doubt was filling the Montagnard was the coldness of his gaze.

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  • "Montagnard" was a French word that meant "mountain people" and encompassed many minority ethnic groups.

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  • '' 'Montagnard' '' is the most common term for a group of at least 20 tribal peoples, whose ancestral lands are in the highlands of Southeast Asia, principally in [[Vietnam]] but also in Laos and Cambodia.

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  • -- There are none other than Moderates at Brest, at Lille, at Dunkirk; if this or that department, the Nord, for instance, hastened to accept the "Montagnard" constitution, it is only a pretense: "an infinitely small portion of the population answered for the rest." [

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  • Montagnard striker in the photo, not an Asian-American.

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  • The point man, the Montagnard Rhoi, unloads two clips of bullets from his AK-47.

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  • When it was open, a succession of slender Montagnard boys who slept in the nearly empty upstairs rooms served drinks.

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  • Girondins deputies in May to June, the consolidation of Montagnard rule under the leadership of Robespierre, and the further centralization of power in Paris.

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  • Its leanings became increasingly leftist and popular as it admitted Montagnard deputies from the National Convention and began to fashion itself as the voice of the Parisian working class.

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