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The French group was so called because they sat on the topmost benches.


Montagnard (plural Montagnards)

  1. (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).
  2. A member of the indigenous peoples of the Central Highlands of Vietnam.
  3. A member of the Khmer Loeu, highland tribes in Cambodia.