See also: montagnard
The French group was so called because they sat on the topmost benches.
Montagnard (plural Montagnards)
- (historical) A member of La Montagne (The Mountain), a French political group during the French Revolution (1790s), or another group of the same name in the Second French Republic (1848).
- A member of the indigenous peoples of the Central Highlands of Vietnam.
- A member of the Khmer Loeu, highland tribes in Cambodia.