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Jicarilla

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noun Ji·ca·ri·lla \ˌhē-kə-ˈrē-yə\

Definition of Jicarilla

plural

Jicarilla

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Jicarillas

  1. 1 :  a member of an Apache people originally of southeastern Colorado, northern New Mexico, and adjacent areas and now living chiefly in northern New Mexico

  2. 2 :  the language of the Jicarilla people



Origin and Etymology of jicarilla

American Spanish apaches de la xicarilla, literally, gourd-cup Apaches, from Cerro de la Xicarilla, literally, gourd-cup peak, unidentified mountain in Jicarilla territory


First Known Use: 1850


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