MAROONS . A negre marron is defined byLittre as a fugitive slave who betakes himself to the woods; a similar definition of cimarron (apparently from cima, a
See also:mountain top) is given in the
See also:Dictionary of the
See also:Spanish Academy . The old
See also:form of the word is symaron (see
See also:Hawkins's Voyage, § 68) . The
See also:term "Maroons" is applied almost as a proper name to the descendants of those negroes in
See also:Jamaica who at the first English occupation in the 17th century fled to the mountains . (See JAMAICA.) MAROS-VASARHELY, a
See also:town of Hungary in Transylvania, capital of the
See also:county of Maros-Torda, 79 M . E. of Kolozsvar by
See also:rail . Pop . (1900), 19,522 . It is situated on the
See also:bank of the Maros, and is a well-built town, once the capital of the territory of the Szeklers . On a
See also:hill dominating the town stands the old fortress, which contains a beautiful
See also:church in
See also:style built about 1446, where in 1571 the
See also:diet was held which proclaimed the equality of the Unitarian Church with the
See also:Roman Catholic, the Lutheran, and Calvinistic Churches . The Teleki palace contains the Teleki collections, which include a library of 70,000 volumes and several valuable
See also:manuscripts (e.g. the Teleki Codex), a collection of old Hungarian poems, and a
See also:manuscript of Tacitus, besides a collection of antiquities and another of minerals . Maros-Vasarhely has also an interesting Szekler
See also:industrial museum .
See also:trade is chiefly in
See also:tobacco, fruit and other products of the neighbour-
See also:hood . There are manufactures of
See also:spirits and
See also:beer .
MARONITES (Arab. Mawarina)
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