In the West Indies and Guiana, a fugitive slave, or a free negro, living in the mountains.
The word means escaped slave and comes from a Spanish word meaning mountaineers. The slaves escaped from their plantations to the mountains and formed independant communities of free people.
any of a group of blacks descended from fugitive slaves of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, living in the Caribbean and Guiana, esp. in mountainous areas.
an abandoned slave
Descendants of African slaves who fought for, and won, their freedom from the Dutch colonial administration and established autonomous republics in the interior of Suriname apparently since the middle of the 18th century. They make up 10-15% of the Surinamese population and are the majority population in the interior.
Maroon (2000) is the sixth full-length album by Barenaked Ladies and their fifth studio album. The follow-up to 1998's Stunt, Maroon reached the Top 5 in Canada and the United States, selling a million units in America alone. With keyboardist Kevin Hearn's leukemia battle won, and with an instinct to downplay the jokey reputation they were so known for, BNL deliberately created a more serious and sophisticated album.
A Maroon (from the word marronage or American/Spanish cimarrÃ³n: "wild, savage, fugitive, runaway", lit. "living on mountaintops"; from Spanish cima: "top, summit") was a runaway slave in the West Indies, Central America, South America, or North America. Maroon populations are found from the Amazon River Basin to the American states of Florida and North Carolina.