Is·​le·​ta | \ izˈlātə \
plural Isleta or Isletas

Definition of Isleta

1a : a Tanoan people of New Mexico
b : a member of such people
2 : the language of the Isleta people

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History and Etymology for Isleta

Isleta, Indian village and pueblo in central New Mexico occupied by the Isleta people, from Spanish isleta islet, diminutive of isla island, from Latin insula

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“Isleta.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Sep. 2020.

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