Appalachia[ap′ə lā′c̸hə, -c̸hē ə; -lac̸h′ə]
- Appalachian adjective
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Appalachia - Cultural Definition
A mountainous region in the eastern United States, running from northern Alabama to Pennsylvania, and including parts of Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Tennessee, Kentucky, Virginia, and all of West Virginia.
- A major coal-mining center and one of the most impoverished regions of the country.