MELUNGIANS GIRLS: Melungeons is a term traditionally applied to one of numerous "tri-racial isolate" groups of the Southeastern United States. Historically, Melungeons were associated with the Cumberland Gap area of central Appalachia.
As one of Applachia's "little races" (tri-racial isolates) Melungeons were the victims of prejudice, myth, and mountain lore. Many believed them to be "devil fired" and "witchy." Melungeon was seen as a derogatory term as late as the