Melungeon

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

(Can this(+) etymology be sourced?) Origin uncertain. Perhaps from French mélange ‎(mixture) + English -ian; perhaps from Arabic مَلْعُون جِنّ ‎(malʿūn jinn, lost soul, cursed soul), from مَلْعُون ‎(malʿūn, cursed) + جِنّ ‎(jinn, jinns); perhaps from malengine; perhaps from melongene; or perhaps none of these.

Adjective[edit]

Melungeon ‎(not comparable)

  1. Of or pertaining to any of several similar Mestee groups currently and historically found in the Southeastern United States, all of uncertain or disputed origin.

Noun[edit]

Melungeon ‎(plural Melungeons)

  1. A Melungeon person.

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