Indigenous People of the Central Highlands of Vietnam
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Some of the locals ... Montangnards (the indigenous people of the Central Highlands of Vietnam). 704th Maintenance Bn. '67 near Camp Enari. Pleiku area. Photo and comment by Charley Watkins. The Degar, also known as the Montagnard, are the indigenous peoples of the Central Highlands of Vietnam. The term Montagnard means "people of the mountain" in French and is a carryover from the French colonial period in Vietnam. In Vietnamese, they are known by the term người Thượng (Highlanders)—this term now can also be applied to other minority ethnic groups in Vietnam or Người dân tộc thiểu số (literally, "minority people"). Earlier they were referred to pejoratively as the mọi.
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