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Meaning of Jonestown

Jones•town

Pronunciation: ( jōnz'toun"), [key]
— n.
  1. a former settlement in N Guyana, NW of Georgetown: site of agricultural commune of an American religious cult called the People's Temple; mass suicide and murder 1978.
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