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  1. An area in America in which Evangelical Protestantism is a pervasive or dominant part of the culture.

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noun (Plural: bible belts)
  1. An area which socially conservative Christian evangelical, Evangelical protestantism, Protestantism is a pervasive or dominant part of the culture.
  2. In the U.S. a region in the Southern or southeastern part of the country where Southern Baptist Convention denomination is strong, noted for cosnervative and evangelical values.
Etymology: Bible + Belt in the sense of a strip of area on a map. The name is derived from the heavy emphasis on literal intepretations of the Bible in Evangelical denominations. The term "Bible Belt" was coined by the American journalist and social commentator, H.L. Mencken, in the early 1920s.


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