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Appalachia

Syllabification: Ap·pa·la·chi·a
Pronunciation: /ˌapəˈlāCH(ē)ə, ˌapəˈlāSH(ē)ə
 
 
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Definition of Appalachia in English:

A term for areas in the Appalachian Mountains of the eastern US that exhibit long-term poverty and distinctive folkways.

Derivatives

Appalachian

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adjective
Example sentences
  • Southern migrants to Cincinnati, Ohio, on the other hand, moved from one of the most impoverished subregions of the Appalachian South and were much more likely to choose life in the North over a questionable future at home.
  • For one thing, it confirms that Pippa Passes was actually named for the poem, rather than a sequence of narrow gaps between mountains named for some Appalachian pioneer.
  • Non-alluvial southern Appalachian wetlands are found in every mountain county in North Carolina, yet they are infrequent ecosystems that cover less than one percent of the land area.

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