Ilocano

noun
Ilo·​ca·​no | \ ˌē-lə-ˈkä-(ˌ)nō How to pronounce Ilocano (audio) , ˌi- \
variants: or Ilokano
plural Ilocano or Ilocanos or Ilokano or Ilokanos

Definition of Ilocano

1 : a member of a major people of northern Luzon in the Philippines
2 : the Austronesian language of the Ilocano people

First Known Use of Ilocano

1898, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about Ilocano

Time Traveler for Ilocano

Time Traveler

The first known use of Ilocano was in 1898

See more words from the same year

Statistics for Ilocano

Cite this Entry

“Ilocano.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Ilocano. Accessed 20 Jan. 2021.

Comments on Ilocano

What made you want to look up Ilocano? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Words of Snow and Ice Quiz

  • image1037863653
  • Which of the following refers to thin, bending ice, or to the act of running over such ice?
True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Typeshift

Anagram puzzles meet word search.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!