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English: Maroons (from the word marronage or American/Spanish cimarrón: "fugitive, runaway", lit. "living on mountaintops"; from Spanish cima: "top, summit") were runaway slaves in the West Indies, Central America, South America, and North America, who formed independent settlements together. The same designation has also became a derivation for the verb marooning.
African refugees who escaped from slavery in the Americas and formed independent settlements. The term can also be applied to their descendants.
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