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  Degar - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Before the Vietnam War, the population of the Central Highlands, estimated at between 3 and 3.5 million, was almost exclusively Degar.
The Degar have a long history of tensions with the Vietnamese majority that is comparable to the tensions between American Indians and the population of European descent in the United States.
In 1958, the Degar launched a movement known as BAJARAKA (the name is made up of the first letters of prominent tribes, compare to the later Nicaraguan Misurasata) to unite the tribes against the Vietnamese.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Degar   (836 words)

 Degar: Definition and Links by Encyclopedian.com
The Degar (referred to by French colonists as Montagnard) are the indigenous people of the central highlands of Vietnam.
The Degar continued a culture based on farming, ranching and hunting in the central highlands region relatively unmolested until colonization of Indochina by the French began in the mid-1800s.
The Vietnam War saw the U.S. government employing the centuries-old animosity of the Degar toward the Vietnamese in recruiting tribesmen to fight alongside American troops.
www.encyclopedian.com /de/Degar.html   (241 words)

 Degar. TheTexts.com Text Resources, Online Library, References, Free Encyclopedias, eBooks, Dictionary, Web Publishing, ...
Physically, the Degar are darker skinned than the mainstream Vietnamese and do not have epicanthic folds around their eyes.
The Degar have a long history of tensions with the mainstream Vietnamese that is comparable to the tensions between American Indians and the mainstream population in the United States.
The Degar's historic home is Vietnam's central highlands, and the Vietnamese government has steadily displaced thousands of villagers to use the fertile land for coffee plantations.
www.thetexts.com /wikipedia/d/de/degar.html   (811 words)

The Degar race was the first peoples to inhabit this region and we are the rightful owners of the land the world knew as the Central Highlands of Vietnam during the Second Indochina War.
We - the Degar peoples who were living in the coastal plain -- were forced to join those who had been living in the mountainous areas.
As the denizens of this once peaceful land, we the Degar people were recruited and attacked by both sides of the Viet Minh and the French in the first Indochina war.
www.montagnard-foundation.org /about-degar.html   (1499 words)

 MONTAGNARDS   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Historically, the Degar’s world revolved around small villages where resources were shared, kinship was important, leadership was well-defined and moral order was expressed in systems of education and justice that respected individual rights and dignity.
During the War, a new Degar resistance movement was formed called FULRO, which was based in Cambodia and fought against the South Vietnamese government in an effort to gain autonomy for the Montagnard people in the Central Highlands.
The Degar people's traditional way of life, historical struggle for autonomy and alliances with France and the United States during the War has resulted in their being regarded by the Vietnamese as "moi" or savages and a threat to the internal security of Vietnam.
www.unpo.org /news_detail.php?arg=40&par=1048   (1643 words)

 DeGar Casts Magic Arm at OSU :: TU Quarterback's 3 TD Passes In Last Minutes Key 24-23 Miracle
DeGar threw three touchdown passes in the final 5:41, capping scoring drives of 60, 58, and 68 yards, as Tulsa erased a 20-point fourth-quarter deficit to shock rival Oklahoma State 24-23 before 31,963 fans Saturday night at Skelly Stadium.
DeGar, a junior right-hander who played with a cast on his left hand, climaxed the comeback with a 7-yard scoring pass to Michael Kedzior with 16 seconds remaining.
DeGar was 6 of 10 (including an intentional spike) for 55 yards and scrambled for 13 more on the winning drive.
www.cstv.com /sports/m-footbl/stories/090604adr.html   (1082 words)

 THISDAYonline   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Chief Thomas Degar, who revealed the Army occupation of the Benue areas, almost one year after the soldiers invaded some parts of Benue state October, 2001 also said armoured military tanks are also still being stationed in the areas of this continued occupation.
Degar, former state secretary of the defunct National Party of Nigeria NPN, told the commission touring the trouble areas in the affected states that the soldiers have also been mounting road blocks, harassing innocent citizens and extorting money from motorists.
Chief Degar regretted that although the affected communities have severally petitioned to the national assembly among other relevant authorities they are yet to receive any positive response.
www.thisdayonline.com /archive/2002/09/07/20020907sta06.html   (306 words)

 Dega   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Thousands of the Degar people living in the Central Highlands have converted "their tribal animist beliefs to become Protestants" after serving alongside American soldiers in the Vietnam War.
Many Degar people were killed or imprisoned for being traitors to the Hanoi government by acting as the eyes and ears of the US government during the war.
Degar - means "Sons of the Mountains" - the term used to refer to all Dega tribal peoples who live in the former country of Montagnard in South Indochina.
faculty.ehshouston.org /spoteet/Degar/dega.htm   (793 words)

 4. Montagnard Christian refugees beaten and deported to Vietnam during peaceful prayer resistance
Some of the Degar Montagnard refugees from camp 2 and camp 4 left their camp and tried to enter camp 1 to assist their brothers and sisters who were screaming but the Cambodian police stopped them and pushed them back into their camps.
After the police loaded the Degar Montagnard refugees on the bus, some of the deported Montagnards called the Montagnard Foundation in the US via mobile cell phone and reported how they were severely beaten and shocked with electric current.
The Degar Montagnards fear that once they are in the hands of the Vietnam police, they will be injected with some kind of drug that will poison them.
www.rghr.net /mainfile.php/0731/986   (613 words)

 The Missing Link reviews Night of Terror (1933)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Degar is wild-eyed, dressed in fl with a matching turban and one large earring, forever portending some imminent doom.
However, John steals the key from Degar and is about to open the cabinet when he joins the numerous victims of the maniac.
The police arrest their prime suspect Degar, who escapes their clutches with surprising ease just before Mary is grabbed and taken behind a secret door.
www.missinglinkclassichorror.co.uk /night.htm   (1658 words)

 JUBILEE CAMPAIGN PRESS RELEASE For Immediate Release April 22nd 2004
Persecution against the Degar by the Vietnamese authorities has included religious persecution, such as the systematic forced closure of their churches and the giving of Degar land to settlers from the ethnic Vietnamese majority.
Many of the Degar are unable to work their fields or buy food or collect water because of this persecution.
For example, Pin, Djum, Kuk and Ayui (many Degars have only one name) were all seriously injured after the attack on the demonstrators but now they have disappeared.
www.vietnamhumanrights.net /website/Jubilee42204.htm   (741 words)

 MONTAGNARD DEGAR CHRISTIANS TORTURED IN VIETNAM DURING CHRISTMAS SEASON - Jeremy Reynalds   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
When the Vietnamese communist authorities torture Degar Montagnard prisoners, the news release stated, victims sometimes end up dying or becoming permanently crippled after their release.
The news release stated that during the French colonialism of the Central Highlands, the Degar population was estimated to be several millions, but now it is much less.
The news release from the Montagnard Foundation stated that the indigenous Montagnard Degar Peoples have suffered decades of persecution by the communist government of Vietnam.
www.americandaily.com /article/10892   (1385 words)

 Nukeland Cinema :: View topic - Arkan DeGar: How it all started
DeGar grabbed the letter and read it, he dropped it on the ground… his wife had been raped and killed a day ago.
This was unexpected, because Degar had lost hand of his sword and could not get close to the Orc because of the mace.
DeGar was glad that his son was going to learn the way of their bloodline.
www.nukelandcinema.com /forums/viewtopic.php?p=39658   (4003 words)

On behalf of the indigenous Montagnard Hill tribe peoples (Degar peoples) of whom approximately 300,000 thousand of our population are Christians, I ask urgently for your assistance regarding the anticipated Christmas crackdown this year confronting our people in Vietnam.
(Degar people) also known under the French name of "Montagnards";, who, over the last two years, have been fleeing increased religious persecution in Vietnam and ending up as refugees in Cambodia.
The Committee is concerned at the lack of specific information concerning indigenous peoples, especially the Degar (Montagnard), and about measures taken to ensure that their rights under article 27 to enjoy their cultural traditions, including their religion and language, as well as their agricultural activities, are respected.
www.orderofthedragon.homestead.com /montagnard2.html   (3192 words)

 ANÔK TRÔNG ČHAI :: View topic - Struggle Against The Opression   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
They have forgotten or ignored the fact that many of Degar people were fought along side VN communist a well.
We need to remind the world communities that Degar struggle not against any regime, Hanoi or Saigon, but against the oppression by the Vietnam authorities, a regime that has been inflicted atrocity agianst Degar population since the 50s.
Bottom line is that Degar people are being killed every day by the Vietnamese and will continue until their genocide plan is met.
degar.org /TR_CHAI/viewtopic.php?t=14   (377 words)

 Committee for Religious Freedom in Vietnam (CRFV) | Tin tức | SOLDIERS OCCUPY 62 DEGAR MONTAGNARD VILLAGES SO FAR ...
It is noted that indigenous Montagnards Degar Peoples have suffered decades of persecution by the communist government of Vietnam, namely; confiscation of their ancestral lands, torture, killings, unjust imprisonment and religious repression.
The Montagnard Degar Man (right) demonstrates an example of religious persecution in Vietnam and how he was tortured with a form of crucifixion by Vietnamese police in 2003.
The Degar Montagnard Christians inside the Central Highlands feel their Christmas is under siege and it is obvious that they will not have a chance to freely celebrate the Birth of our Lord Jesus Christ this year.
www.crfv.org /modules.php?name=News&file=article&sid=31   (2596 words)

 Pro-Democracy news — OVER 200 PRISONERS OF CONSCIENCE SHOULD BE IMMEDIATELY RELEASED   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Since Cambodia and Laos are allies of Vietnam and all the Degar Montagnard refugees in Cambodia have been forcibly repatriated, there is no longer any reason for the Vietnamese military to continue to occupy the Central Highlands.
The Degar Montagnard people only desire to be treated as equal citizens in Vietnam.
Since the Vietnamese government claims it does not harm the Degar Montagnard refugees who have been forcibly repatriated to Vietnam from Cambodia, there is no longer any reason for Vietnam to keep other Degar Montagnard people in prison.
www.nvnp.org /news/news_12.htm   (283 words)

 Cambodian Officials Charge and Threaten Montagnard Degar Villagers in Rattanakiri Province with Human Trafficking   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
This is no idle threat as on 20 July 2005 approximately 100 Montagnard Degar asylum seekers in Phnom Penh were forcibly returned to Vietnam by Cambodian soldiers.
Both Cambodia and Vietnam are in the list of countries where human trafficking of women and children is rampant and these allegations against Montagnard villagers must be flatly rejected by Democratic Governments that continue to support them politically and financially.
The Montagnard Foundation which represents hundreds of thousands of the indigenous Montagnard Degar people of Vietnam plead for the international community to do something to protect our people who have been fleeing persecution in Vietnam.
www.unpo.org /news_detail.php?arg=40&par=2934   (776 words)

 Khmer Krom Network - Montagnards feared killed and denied medical treatment   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
BACKGROUND: The indigenous Montagnards (Degar) Peoples have suffered decades of persecution by the communist government of Vietnam, namely; confiscation of their ancestral lands, religious repression, torture, killings and unjust imprisonment.
All of the Degar prisoners were then forced to sign documents confessing crimes against the state.
Many Montagnard Degars are chained or handcuffed in the latrines, others are forced to remain in trash bins or kept in other inaccessible areas of the prison in order to keep them from being interviewed by foreign inspectors.
www.khmerkrom.net /modules.php?name=News&file=article&sid=352   (897 words)

 Christian Persecution Blog: Degar People Persecuted During Christmas   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
You may be wondering from the title who are the Degar people...so I'm here to introduce you to them.
According to the Montagnard Foundation, Inc. website the Degar people are people who are in danger of being snuffed out because of religious persecution and repression.
The Degar people have been severly treated for their faith in Christ, and even during the Christmas season, evil didn't take a break from torturing these precious saints.
www.persecutionblog.com /2005/12/degar_people_pe.html   (252 words)

 Blogger: Email Post to a Friend   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
The police tortured him by boxing, kicking, beating with batons until he passed out unconscious, then they dragged him out of their office and left him there half dead.
They killed thousands of unarmed Degar villagers because they could not get to the American soldiers.
However, the news release pointed out, “The Degar Montagnards however, only want to co-exist with Vietnamese people and live in peace on their ancestral lands.
www.blogger.com /email-post.g?blogID=11405924&postID=113546533498890907   (1227 words)

 Committee for Religious Freedom in Vietnam (CRFV) | Tin tức | MONTAGNARD DEGAR CHRISTIANS TORTURED IN VIETNAM OVER ...
It is noted the indigenous Montagnards Degar Peoples have suffered decades of persecution by the communist government of Vietnam, namely; confiscation of their ancestral lands, torture, killings, imprisonment and religious repression.
During the French colonialism of the Central Highlands, the Degar population was estimated in several millions but now our population is much less.
The Degar Montagnards however, only want to co-exist with Vietnamese people and live in peace on their ancestral lands.
www.crfv.org /modules.php?name=News&file=article&sid=32   (2440 words)

 active sydney - webcast news
Thousands of Degar Montagnards continue to suffer as the communist Vietnamese government tries to repress their faith: Christianity.
Communist security forces have surrounded Degar villages forcing villagers from entering or leaving their villages as the Hanoi government demands we follow outdated communist ideology by rejecting Christian beliefs.
The Vietnamese Army has trained their machine guns towards Degar villages and broadcasted threats by megaphones that they will open fire if villagers dare celebrate Christmas in the open.
www.active.org.au /sydney/webcast/front.php3?article_id=2012   (473 words)

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