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  1. Maroons

    Maroons are descendants of Africans in the Americas and Islands of the Indian Ocean who escaped from slavery and formed their own settlements. They often mixed with indigenous peoples, eventually evolving into separate creole cultures such as the Garifuna and the Mascogos.


  1. Maroons

    The Maroons of Sierra Leone were the second group of immigrants to Freetown, Sierra Leone. The Maroons were the same ethnic group as the Jamaican Maroons and they came from Trelawny Town, Jamaica. In Sierra Leone, Maroons and 'Settlers' were antagonistic towards each other.

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  1. Maroons

    the name given to wild negro bands in Jamaica and Guiana; those in Jamaica left behind by the Spaniards on the conquest of the island by the English, 1655, escaped to the hills, and continued unsubdued till 1795; in Guiana they still maintain independent communities. To maroon a seaman is to leave him alone on an uninhabited island, or adrift in a boat.

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  1. maroons

    A name given to runaway negroes in Jamaica. When the island was conquered from the Spaniards a number of their negroes fled to the hills and became very troublesome to the colonists. A war of eight years’ duration ensued, when the Maroons capitulated on being permitted to retain their free settlements, about 1730. In 1795 they again took arms, but they were speedily suppressed.

Etymology and Origins

  1. Maroons

    Revolted Negroes in South America and the West Indies. The term was derived from the Morony River, between Dutch and French Guiana, where great numbers of these fugitives found a place of safety.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Maroons in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Maroons in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

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    Bone-white driftwood maroons on the sand. Dunes wall in the strand. An island offshore is an overturned teacup. The gulls have abandoned the sea for the roof of the Surf Club.

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