plural Gileño or Gileños
: a group of Athapaskan peoples comprising the Chiricahua, Mimbreño, Mogollon, and Warm Spring Apaches of the Gila river headwaters in New Mexico and Arizona
: a member of the Gileño peoples

Word History


Spanish, from the Gila river + Spanish -eño (suffix added to place names to form names of inhabitants)

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“Gileño.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Feb. 2024.

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